No-touch flush a need for reassuring passengers

No-touch flush a need for reassuring passengers

The need to reduce touchpoints onboard will continue after the Covid-19 pandemic. With passengers now more aware than ever of the risk of viruses, they will demand new touchless technology in all areas of the plane. The AES non-touch sensor flush switches are one solution that will help meet the challenge.

The AES flush switch provides a no-touch solution. (AES)

New and stricter guidelines in terms of hygiene during in-flight operations, and being able to improve passenger confidence regarding safety on board, now means taking extensive disinfection precautions. This starts with guidelines upon arrival at the airport, during check-in, through to security checks and boarding and extends to the thorough cleaning of all surfaces and appliances on board.

The disinfection of critical areas in aircraft is a top priority. In addition to the tray tables and the seatbelt buckles, an area of focus is on the lavatory flush switches. The AES FS0945 lavatory flush switches are a seamless solution. By way of IR sensors, hand movement activates the flush switches. This provides a contact-free solution, reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses onboard.

These products have been certified for the Airbus A350 program and have been in successful operation for many years. They have also been selected for the Airbus ‘Airspace’ project and that means that the qualification process for the Airbus A320 family is already complete.

To find out more about the AES flush switches, visit their website.

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