Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions Division is offering two innovative new products for VIP aircraft cabins: the Aircraft Steam Generator System (steam shower) and the “On Board Oxygen Generation System” (therapeutic oxygen supply), both designed to enhance comfort and wellbeing on board.
The steam system makes it possible to install steam showers in VIP aircraft. The compact system consists of a steam generator with steam outlet, a control panel, and a refill port for the vaporiser fluid. The self-contained unit does not have to be connected to the aircraft’s existing water system. The complete System measures 343 x 363 x 439mm and has an empty weight of 18kg. Essential oils may also be added to aromatise the room where desired.
The installation of a steam shower on board an aircraft presents a technical challenge, as the system must be isolated in such a way that overheating inside the steam generator is impossible, while on the other hand, the shower cabin must be so well sealed that no steam can escape and so that the steam can be completely extracted after use.
Meanwhile the On Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) is offered to provide a continuous and completely unlimited supply of therapeutic oxygen via a mask. A maximum of two connections are possible for each unit. The complete unit weighs around 30kg, with dimensions similar to those of a desktop PC.
In response to a special customer request, Lufthansa Technik can integrate this off-the-shelf device from Duerr Technik into any VIP customer aircraft. The OBOG System can be installed as part of a retrofit update or enhancement. It does, however, require individual modifications on board, as an appropriate location has to be found for the equipment, cables have to be laid, and control panels have to be installed.
Both systems can be installed in any aircraft type during initial fitting or as a retrofit installation as part of modification work. Both systems are approved according to RTCA DO-160G and tested and authorised in accordance with EASA guidelines for aviation technology.