Restoring passenger’s faith in flying: MAC Aero Interiors develops touchless lavatories solutions
MAC Aero Interiors, a subsidiary of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, has recently announced they have started developing a new product line – touchless lavatories solutions that could contribute towards restoring passenger's faith in air travel that has suffered the drastic drop amid the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, carriers have been investing in cabin modifications to make them stand out from the competition – but since early 2020, with the cost-saving mode on, airlines are reluctant to make new orders, and the signs of confidence can only be seen when considering modifications for the increased safety, or to match the mandatory requirements.
With the demand for safety and hygiene solutions in mind, MAC Aero Interiors, together with the industrial designers' team, has been developing a new product – Smart Touchless Lavatory. The solution aims to meet the need for safety and trust for airlines and passengers as well as to mitigate their concerns about the transmission of the virus on board. Additionally, the touchless solutions are designed to function as upgrades rather than total refurbishment, allowing airlines to implement the solution without the hefty price tag.
"Instead of totally new solutions that are costly, customers are expecting cost-efficient solutions – for example, relatively easy upgrades for lavatories to make them more touchless instead of opting for the brand new, albeit good looking, product or modification. With this in mind, we are developing the touchless lavatories solution that would allow us to merge the best of two worlds – reasonable price and increased safety", shared Marko Männiste, Managing Director at MAC Aero Interiors.