April 18 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Zodiac Waste and Water Division adds customers and products

By Rick Lundstrom

Zodiac Aerospace announced at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo it will retrofit the A320 and A321 fleet of SWISS International Airlines with new galley/lavatory complexes. 

SWISS International will take the company’s aft galley/lavatory complex that uses a modular design to provide additional seats on the A320 family.  The lavatory design features the new Revolution™ toilet assembly providing SWISS with reduced weight and less water consumption.

“It is an honor to be selected by Swiss and to see their trust in our new Revolution™ toilet,” said Sebastien Weber, Zodiac Water and Waste Aero System CEO.

The announcement comes at the same time the company’s Waste and Water Division added new products and business.

Zodiac Aerospace recently received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its LAVOX™ cylinder assembly. The LAVOX™ solution is now certified for the 737NG aircraft family lavatories (-600, -700, -800, -900 and -900ER).Zodiac's LAVOX Box is designed to provide oxygen to aircraft lavatories

LAVOX™ provides oxygen to passengers occupying the aircraft lavatory during a cabin depressurization event. Designed to match the descent profiles of the oxygen generators previously installed in aircraft lavatories, the LAVOX™ system satisfies AD 2012-11-09 without requiring modification to existing lavatory drop-out boxes.

LAVOX™ successfully qualified on Embraer’s ERJ and Bombardier’s CRJ aircraft earlier this year, LAVOX™ assemblies are being delivered to new production aircraft and have been ordered for multiple wide-body aircraft in the aftermarket. The “plug-and-play” system is configured to fit into existing lavatory drop-out boxes.

Zodiac Aerospace was also awarded contracts with several 787 VIP completion centers to provide engineering designs to customize the aircraft water and waste systems for VIP/VVIP use. 

This work involves design modifications to the existing water and waste systems to provide additional capabilities and capacities for a luxury VIP experience.

Finally, Zodiac Aerospace also announced that its Water and Waste Division was recently awarded a contract to design and manufacture the water and waste systems for Embraer’s new E2 jet family.

Zodiac Water and Waste Aero Systems product will add new technology to reduce weight, lower the cost of ownership, and improve the overall passenger experience. The E2 water and waste systems were designed specifically to meet the needs of Embraer and their customers, and Zodiac used the experience from working on the first generation of Embraer E-Jets as well as knowledge gained from working on larger commercial programs.

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