Boeing has again selected Collins Aerospace to provide lavatories for its 737 family of aircraft.
A lavatory supplier on Boeing 737s since 2013, Collins’ next-generation lavatory is expected to be available on new 737 airplanes from 2025, with installation available in 12 separate airplane locations and several different lavatory variations to choose from, including an accessible lavatory for passengers of all mobilities.
The clean sheet, modular design provides maximum change flexibility, efficiently. Modules can be replaced within hours, enabling upgrades to occur over time or lessors to quickly cater for changes dependent on their specific operator.
An expanded option catalogue gives customers a large selection of à la carte offerings to create a more bespoke final product, such as trim, finish and lighting, unique to their fleet of aircraft.
Sensor and infrared-enabled touchless technologies are activated with the wave of a hand. A touchless faucet comes as standard, with touchless amenities such as toilet flush, waste bin, soap dispenser and toilet seat/lid as upgrade options.
An advanced centralised computing system controls the suite of touchless components and can be scaled to provide component health monitoring, predictive maintenance, amenity management and modularity, allowing for future integration of additional features.
“Collins’ long-standing relationship with Boeing and specifically our shared history on the 737 lavatory program have made our work on this next-generation 737 lavatory a truly collaborative project,” said Cynthia Muklevicz, Vice President of Business Development for Collins Aerospace. “Years of co-operation, hard work and innovation have culminated in a final product that provides increased airline value, a clear path for future technology integration and improved passenger amenities.”
Troy Brunk, President of Interiors for Collins Aerospace, added: “We believe this advanced lavatory will be the standard for single-aisle aircraft for years to come. The next-generation lavatory enables a degree of choice not typically afforded narrowbody operators, with the flexibility and integrated technology for simple and efficient customisation and installation of upgrades.”