The JAMCO Group is working on the development of products to make aircraft cabins clean and sanitary to help alleviate passengers’ anxiety when flying on aircraft. Following the project getting underway, we introduce Volume Two of project-related initiatives.
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) and JAMCO are working together to develop the world’s first lavatory that can be exited hands-free, allowing passengers to use lavatories with peace of mind.
The two companies are moving ahead with development in coordination with ANA Care Promise initiatives, and the designs of the hands free aircraft lavatory door lock knob and handle introduced below were conceived of as a result of repeated verification tests carried out by both companies.
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The following hands-free solutions enable passengers to return to their seats while keeping their washed hands clean.
【Hands-free Door Lock Knob】
Gives passengers an alternative to locking and
unlocking lavatory doors with their fingers by
allowing them to use their elbows instead.
The knob’s large size makes it easy to slide and unlock. (Universal Design)
【Hands-free Door Handle】
The kit offers passengers an alternative to opening
and closing lavatory doors with their fingers by allowing
them to use their elbows instead.
The handle’s large size makes it easy to both move and open the lavatory door.
【Tabbed Toilet Seat and Lid】
This solution offers passengers a greater sense of safety and cleanliness.This solution offers passengers a greater sense of safety and cleanliness.
Passengers can raise and lower toilet seats and lids sat on by others without having to touch them directly.
Tabs make it visually apparent where to touch, providing passengers with psychological peace of mind.