The aircraft lavatory systems market is slated to record noteworthy gains by 2027 due to the increasing availability of low-cost carriers, expansion of aviation sector, recent developments and technological advancements.
Changing customer preference to more hygienic as well as comfortable lavatory solutions will also contribute towards market growth. In fact, the World Health Organization has also issued guidelines regarding hygiene and sanitization in aircraft.
The aircraft lavatory systems are generally equipped with a vacuum generator that generates differential pressure. This differential pressure forces waste down from the toilet bowl to the waste storage tank.
Lavatory service cart is utilized to trench the waste from the waste tank of the aircraft. The waste tank is generally cleared out by pulling the valve handle of the waste drain on the aircraft toilet servicing panel after attaching the cart to the four-inch drain opening and removing the drain plug. The waste tank is cleaned by attaching water pressure to the flush connection.
Aircraft manufacturers as well as airlines continue to look into new ways to enhance the design technology of aircraft lavatory to surge functionality and to reduce production cost, thereby maintaining sufficient levels of hygiene, safety and comfort. For this very reason, most of the new and modern lavatories are not using the chemical toilet blue water rereleased electric type of flush variety. Instead, the aircraft lavatory manufacturers now have advanced to new technology that is the vacuum flush technology to remove liquid or solid residue from the basin.
The aircraft lavatory systems market is bifurcated in terms of aircraft, toilet technology, end-user and regional landscape.
Talking of aircraft, the market for aircraft lavatory systems is classified into regional jet, business jet and commercial. Among these, the commercial segment is further divided into wide body and narrow body.
Narrow body aircrafts segment is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the assessment time period. The growth is majorly accredited to the increasing availability of low-cost carriers coupled with expansion in service routes.
On the regional front, the Middle East & Africa region is anticipated to showcase a CAGR of over 6.5% through the forecast period owing to the expansion of aviation sector. The sector is largely driven by people and visitors traveling for business and leisure travel.
Airport operators, airlines, retailers as well as other on-site businesses, along with civil aircraft manufacturers and air navigation services, all contribute to the Middle East's GDP. In fact, in 2018, the operations of these businesses made approximately $68 billion direct contributions to GDP.