Vacuum Waste System - Commercial Aircraft Systems - Rockwell Collins

Vacuum Waste System
Customer-driven engineering solutions are the hallmarks of Rockwell Collins. This philosophy, combined with the most experienced talent in the aerospace vacuum waste systems industry, enables us to deliver next-generation solutions with the most advanced designs in the marketplace today.

Vacuum Waste System

Engineered to exceed technical and operational requirements, Rockwell Collins’s vacuum waste systems incorporate the latest advancements in water and waste system technology. As a result, we offer lightweight solutions with a small footprint, minimized power consumption, reduced maintenance requirements, and the lowest possible cost of ownership.

Big Innovations. Big Savings.

Marking the first innovations in vacuum waste systems since their entry into service during the 1980s, and backed by a three-year warranty, Rockwell Collins’s advanced design delivers significant cost savings by reducing weight, simplifying maintenance, and solving leading causes of removal.

By incorporating advanced composite materials into an advanced design, the new vacuum toilet from Rockwell Collins reduces weight as much as 50%, delivers dramatic cost savings, and is designed for comprehensive on-aircraft maintenance during a 15-minute turnaround. Engineered to eliminate today’s leading causes of removal, the revolutionary system has been through extensive test flights with several airlines in multiple environments.

Advanced Design Cuts Costs & Simplifies Maintenance

Rockwell Collins’s new vacuum toilet weighs up to 50% less, uses only five ounces of water per flush, and solves the leading drivers of maintenance found in existing systems, including fouled solenoids, troublesome Teflon® coatings, and faulty mechanical switches.

Rockwell Collins achieves this significant weight reduction by incorporating advanced composite polymer materials into the design. The advanced design requires no special tools and allows for simplified maintenance actions and full servicing or replacement during 15-minute turnarounds. All major components have been verified by test to a minimum of 1,000,000 cycles to ensure component reliability.

Progressive Engineering & Materials

Rockwell Collins’s vacuum generator is the perfect balance of weight savings and reliability. Composite polymer construction creates a unit that is 50% lighter than today’s legacy equipment while providing improved mechanical strength. Rockwell Collins provides the lowest cost of ownership of any vacuum generator on the market. Its durable construction and dramatically reduced weight ensure it will provide cost savings for the foreseeable future.

Advanced Design Reduces Weight & Increases Reliability

Rockwell Collins’s waste tanks are inherently lighter and will require less maintenance, providing the lowest cost of ownership of any comparable waste tanks on the market. Advanced external sensors monitor tank levels more reliably, while a groundbreaking integrated vortex separator lowers overall system weight by more than 10 lbs. by combining the inlet and outlet ports into a single tank penetration.

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