Fullerton, CA  – Adams Rite Aerospace has received supplemental type certification (STC) for its new Touchfree™ faucet.  This is a culmination of thousands of hours of work by dedicated engineers to be an FAA-approved addition to existing aircraft.

“Touchfree™ products address both passengers’ expectations for higher hygiene and health standards, as well as airlines’ needs for lighter and more reliable products.  The heart of the Touchfree™ Lavatory Product Suite is our Touchfree™ faucet, which consolidates decades of touchless faucets expertise to deliver the most efficient and robust product on the market. In addition, the faucet’s precise infrared sensor is tuned for each lavatory configuration, giving passengers a reliable, hands-free experience” says Adams Rite Aerospace Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ali Dadvar.

Available in a wall or deck-mounted design, Touchfree™ faucets can replace all electronic or mechanical faucets currently installed on commercial aircraft.  The use of advanced materials leads to corrosion resistance and weight savings from 40% to 80% compared to existing mechanical and IR faucets, further supporting the business case for fleet-wide retrofits.

For over 50 years, Adams Rite Aerospace has been the leader in aerospace faucet technology. Our continuous improvement of faucet design and Touchfree™ sensor technology has yielded well-tuned, discreet, and highly-efficient component packages that specifically meet airlines’ needs and passengers’ expectations. 

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About Adams Rite Aerospace-

Starting in 1936 with latches for the Douglas DC-3, Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. (ARA) began setting the standard for a complete range of innovative aircraft hardware. (ARA) designs and manufactures a wide variety of custom-engineered components and systems for use on commercial jet transports, regional jets, business jets and military aircraft. The group’s primary products are cockpit security systems specialized interior locks and latches, electro-mechanical controls, fluid controls, water faucets and systems, and oxygen products. From the initial design of each product, through qualification, certification, manufacturing and support, our customers always receive the finest solutions available, including rapid prototyping and customer engineered solution development. Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc., formerly known as Rite Hardware Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1896 and changed its name to Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. in 1993. The company was acquired by the TransDigm Group in 1999 and is based in Fullerton, California.