Singapore. 28 February 2023 . ST Engineering  announced that its commercial aerospace business has entered a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Vaayu Group (Vaayu) to provide the latter with its expandable cabin lavatory solution, named ACCESS. Under the agreement, ST Engineering will provide 20 units of ACCESS for installation on Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft, which will make Vaayu the launch customer for the innovative cabin interior solution.

Fulfilling all the proposed requirements by the U.S. Department of Transport to make aircraft
lavatories more accessible, ACCESS is the world’s first lavatory solution for narrowbody
aircraft that can be expanded to bring about 40 percent more space. The idea behind the
additional space is to help make the lavatory big enough to accommodate a passenger with
reduced mobility and an assistant so that the former can use the facility with greater ease and

ACCESS has also been thoughtfully designed to minimise retrofitting costs for operators. The
design is able to accommodate existing structural attachment points as well as electrical and
system connections, while installation can be carried out without the need to alter the cabin
layout or reduce precious galley space and seating capacity.
“We are truly privileged to be the launch customer for the ACCESS lavatory and thankful to
ST Engineering for this unique honour. We believe ACCESS will change the dynamics of the
sector considering the projected growth in the number of passengers with reduced mobility
due to change of demographics of air travel,” said Emad AlMonayea, Chairman and President,
Vaayu Group. “As an entrepreneurial organisation, Vaayu must not only grow faster but also
have to visualise the future of our businesses quicker than most. Vaayu Group has completed
over a decade of successful operations, and we are geared to grow by leveraging both organic
and inorganic strategies.”

Ms Ling Meng Geah, Director Programme Office, Cabin Interiors and Engineering Solutions at
ST Engineering, said, “We are thrilled to work with Vaayu as our launch customer for ACCESS.
Through this partnership, we are a step closer to fulfilling our commitment in pioneering and
delivering cabin solutions that revolutionise the air travel experience. We look forward to
partnering more like-minded operators to create more dignified and inclusive flying
experiences for all.”