BFGoodrich Aerospace’s Potable Water System Selected for New Business Aircraft from Raytheon

Dec. 28, 2000

BFGoodrich Aerospace has been selected to supply a potable water system as standard equipment for the Hawker Horizon super mid-size business jet from Raytheon Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas.

This new potable water system from BFGoodrich Aerospace’s De-Icing and Specialty Systems division matches proven technologies and innovative features to provide a total integrated solution for the Hawker Horizon aircraft. The system is pressurized using aircraft ECS/APU bleed air and will supply heated water to galley and lavatory areas. This unique, completely electric system is controlled through the aircraft’s cabin management system.

"At BFGoodrich we incorporate innovative technologies with our potable water system for added aircraft safety and comfort as well as time and cost savings. All components that are subjected to below freezing temperatures are protected by thermostatically controlled heaters. To reduce aircraft turnaround time, all servicing is available from a single external service panel," stated division president Bruce Coggins.

From the cabin management system located in the aircraft galley crew members can fill or drain the system, control water temperature supplied to the galley and lavatory and monitor the water level and temperature in the main storage tank.

Building on its experience in water system components and input from customers, BFGoodrich has created a modular design concept for its potable water system so that it can be expanded, or downsized, to address specific airplane configurations.

The BFGoodrich Company has its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina and employs 27,000 people worldwide. Its Aerospace Segment, which accounts for $3.6 billion of the company’s $5.5 billion in annual sales, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of components, systems and services to the aerospace industry.

De-Icing and Specialty Systems, a division of BFGoodrich Aerospace, has been a leader in the development and manufacture of aircraft ice protection systems for nearly 70 years. It has expanded its sales offering to include a wide variety of aircraft heated products, potable water systems and specialty composites.

SOURCE: The BFGoodrich Company

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