Says Current Design Leads To "Consistent Failures"
In response to problems experienced
by the current design, Co-Operative Industries has introduced an
improved Lavatory Supply Hose for use on the Boeing 757-200.
The new FAA PMA approved design features improved strength and
flexibility along with corrosion resistant fittings and collars.
The improved lavatory hose is also resistant to heat, abrasion,
kinking, chlorines, and repeated freezing.
The original OEM hose design has resulted in consistent failures
in the field. It is subject to cracked and punctured elbow fittings
that result in aircraft delays and cancellations. Co-Operative
Industries' upgraded lav hose design offers a solution to this
problem. The improved hose assembly features a stainless steel
elbow with a wall thickness that is double that of the original
design. The silicone hose material provides insulation and
flexibility, while offering the added strength and durability of
Kevlar, Stainless Steel, and Nomex overbraids.
"This design is considered form, fit and functionally
interchangeable with its predecessor. In comparison of price, the
Co-Op design offers a significant cost savings. Our kick-off
operator has had the upgraded hose in service for a number of years
with no failures and excellent operational results," states David
Wright, VP of Business Development. Co-Operative Industries
Lavatory Hose Assemblies are interchangeable with Boeing P/Ns
10-60871-363, 10-60871-365, and AS4471-12-0260.
Co-Operative Industries is an ISO9001:2000 and AS9100B
registered company based in Fort Worth, TX. The company designs and
manufactures electrical wiring interconnects, ignition leads, and
flexible conduits for airframe, engine, ground support equipment,
and space applications.
In addition to manufacturing capabilities, Co-Operative
Industries also provides Part 145 repair services such as check
& test, overhaul and repair, and S/B incorporation for many of
the aircraft wiring harnesses in service today.