Jamco & JAXA Design Metamorphic Lavatory Concept

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Tokyo, Japan – Jamco Corporation, one of the most experienced interior products suppliers and turnkey aircraft interior integrators in the industry, has designed its next generation lavatory aimed at solving the long-standing difficulties of passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs) as a part of “Jamco Vision 2030”. This project is an ongoing collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Japanese national research and development agency for air and space.

PRMs requiring total assistance can find it difficult to use the lavatory during flights due to the confined space being too narrow for caregivers to enter the lavatory and assist PRMs. The inclusive “Metamorphic Lavatory” concept temporarily combines two adjacent lavatory units and a connecting cross aisle, resulting in the creation of an unprecedented spacious environment without necessitating a reduction in seat capacity.

Upon a PRM’s request to use the lavatory, cabin crew can maneuver the lavatory into expansion mode, where the doors blocking the cross aisle are closed to create a closed space. Odor and sound containment, as well as user privacy, are ensured through the use of a partition wall instead of a curtain. The door of the lavatory unit and the internal partition are moved together, and this space enables PRMs to get close to the toilet in their on-board wheelchair while providing space for two caregivers to stand in supportive positions in front and to the side of the toilet.

This concept can cater to a variety of passengers’ needs beyond the primary function. The lavatory houses a changing table for children and can support the setup of a simple bed that also serves as an adult changing table. A small folding shelf above the toilet can serve as a convenient place for ostomy appliances while allowing passengers to see themselves in the mirror. The multipurpose space is ideal for nursing activities and can also serve as a tranquil space for children to calm down.

To learn more about this innovative lavatory concept, visit https://www.jamco.co.jp/en or  https://www.aero.jaxa.jp/eng/research/star/ud/news240130.html.

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About Jamco Corporation
Jamco Corporation is a premier supplier of Airbus and Boeing aircraft interior products in high-quality lavatories, galleys and passenger seats to airlines worldwide. Jamco is the sole supplier of 787 lavatory, galley, bar, and cockpit door and bulkhead, and also the A350XWB ICE Rear galley supplier. For more information, visit https://www.jamco.co.jp/en.

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