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Feature: Trolleys


Norduyn Norseman, which works with LSG, calculates that its latest trolley design has cut traditional trolley weight by 40 per cent. Its Quantum Aviation Trolley is lightweight and hence fuel efficient and is claimed to be the world’s lightest certified trolley. The product was the result of a unique collaboration between Norduyn, a designer/manufacturer of high end composite products and LSG Sky Chefs, leading service provider for airlines. The Quantum trolleys weigh under 10 kilograms (22 lbs) and are significantly more energy efficient, generating measurable cost savings to airline customers. The trolley is already onboard low- cost airline transavia.com.


Direct Air Flow, which supplies a range of catering equipment for both the airline and rail passenger sectors, also pays attention to long-


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term maintenance issues. The company offers a serviced equipment range of refurbished trolleys and has a maintenance centre which can service trolley braking systems, wheels, locks and side panels to keep an airline’s investment going strong for as long as possible. Its newest range of airline galley equipment includes new full- and half-size trolleys, containers and drawers supplied directly from stock or manufactured to a particular specification. This includes six trolleys – the Atlas full size and half size food and waste trolleys and two reduced weight trolleys, plus a newspapers trolley.


It also supplies polypropylene and aluminium drawers. The polypropylene drawers are promoted as the most robust and cost-effective alternative to aluminium and polycarbonate


Main picture: Sky-Tender’s range claims to redefine onboard beverage service completely; and below: attention to detail is making the headlines for the Kaelis News trolley


drawers. All drawers can be branded with the airline’s name and logo


Ease of use is obviously key to cabin crew so drawers feature two runners each side with plastic undersides to ensure smooth removal and insertion when full into the trolley. The new Sky-Tender claims to be redefining beverage service completely. Designed by SkyMax, in conjunction with the German company Air-Eltec Luftfahrttechnik, it is billed as ‘the first fully-automated patented beverage trolley in the world’. The trolley makes up to 220 different types of beverage at the touch of a button including tea, coffee, beer, wine and


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