Flights: What happens when you flush a plane toilet? Aviation mystery revealed


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FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
 

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Folashade

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God is wonderful
FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
 

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Interesting,, good one
FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
 

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FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
Have not been in it before... I no go lie
 

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this is wonderful, never knew this since, i don't even think i have considered thinking about it, so a tank inside the plane that is mainly for waste collects the waste through a vacuum when a toilet is flash in the plane, i guess this my summary will guide me for now, and you as well, you can just store it in your memory.
 

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FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
Nice info..
 

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FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
Wow! Interesting
 

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FLIGHTS for most people will include a trip to the toilet at one point or another. But when you flush a plane loo - what happens? This is how aircraft waste is disposed of.

Flights: This is what happens when you flush a plane toilet - experts reveal the truth (Image: Getty Images)
A trip to a plane toilet is unpleasant at the best of times due to the constricted size of airline bathrooms.

Smells and mess aside, one factor of a mile-high loo visit that many people don’t like is the ferociousness of the vacuum when the toilet flushes. But where is all the waste going?


A surprising number of Britons have been revealed to believe that when you flush a plane loo, the waste is jettisoned out into the air.

As many as two-fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from planes, research by flight comparison site Jetcost showed.


The strength of a plane loo’s flush may way suggest that your excrement is flying off among the clouds, but in fact, the reality is much more mundane.

A combination of the vacuum, a small amount of blue sanitation liquid and non-stick coating are what helps wash waste away.

Tony King, Sales Director at SkyKem, which supplies hygiene technology to the aircraft industry, told Express.co.uk: “There is an airtight flap at the bottom of the toilet bowl to hold the vacuum.”

“When you flush the toilet this flap is released and the sudden aggressive noise is made by the vacuum sucking out waste.

“The toilet systems are emptied by vacuum to a large waste holding tank shared by many toilets. The vacuum is generated inside the waste tank so that waste and foul odours are all sucked into the tank.”

These tanks “can be up to 64 litres and on large aircraft they will have several 64 L tanks rather than increase the tank size,” Tony adds.

However, it is actually impossible to jettison waste during a flight in modern planes.


Flights: Two fifths of Britons think that toilet waste is released in mid-air from airplanes (Image: Getty Images)
The holding tank only has a latch on its exterior so it can’t be accidentally opened from the inside.

Instead, the aircraft stores the content of the lavatories until the plane lands.

At the airport, all waste is “vacuumed out upon landing by ground crews,” Alana Gomez, spokesperson for Jetcost told Express.co.uk.

It is then carted away to be safely disposed off away from the airport.

Modern plane vacuum toilets were designed by James Kemper and patented in the 1970s.

The first one was installed by Boeing in 1982 and they have changed very little since due to their efficiency.
Awesome
 

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