How Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned

Ever wondered how airplane toilets tanks are emptied? Check out this awesome clip which shows how Lufthansa does it at Frankfurt Airport:

Now that’s a $hitty job…

(Tip of the hat to The Forward Cabin)

Comments

  1. That urinal idea in LH FC is a really really bad idea……we men are pigs on the ground so just think how bad we will be in turbulent skies…..that’s a certain show stopper for the mile high club……….OMG!

  2. Can you put a news reporter at the end of an active runway? My only thought was, “Can they really do that?”

  3. One of my worst memories in aviation was back in 2007 when a passenger flushed a can of Coke down the toilet and it wound up blocking the line on a 767. The engineer had to rip up half the floorboards to inspect where the blockage was and then very carefully cut into the line to remove the can and manually remove other blockages. All this with 200+ passengers looking on and agitating to board at the gate. Took us over 3 hours and my word, we stank at the end of it.

    More recently, an older 320 had a problem with the locking mechanism on the suction tube and began leaking around the edges. The poor lav truck driver had to literally hold the tube in place while various brown substances dripped down the edges and over his hands (heavy duty gloves thankfully) until the tank had been drained. It was either that or release his grip to hit the shutoff in which case the tube could have detached and splattered his face. He chose the lesser of the two evils.

    Lav truck duty always comes up with some crappy stories! šŸ™‚

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