March 20 2019  |  Trolleys & Galleys

Bucher to showcase half-size ARCTICart, galley shopping window at AIX 2019

By PAX International

A look at Bucher's AIX 2019 stand

Bucher has shared a glimpse of what they will be highlighting at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from April 2 to 4.

According to a press release from the group, the company is bringing the world’s airlines improved digital communication between onboard personnel, more efficient and cost-effective processes, as well as improved transparency for inflight crew. It notes it is also empowering airlines to reduce food waste and make cost savings by providing accurate meal consumption figures through data analysis.

To enable airlines to drive revenue in flight and better promote onboard duty free sales, Bucher will be presenting its revolutionary galley shopping window. Supplementing an airlines' duty free brochure, this platform will enhance the purchasing process and drive sales of products displayed in the shopping window. Sales will be tracked through the inventory management system and entrances and exits of sales recorded using a sophisticated EPS system. Furthermore, reports on sales and inventory can be produced in real time.

This year, Bucher has broken new ground with the development of its ultra-light bionic partition. This partition supports the cabin crew during their inflight tasks and provides extra protection for crew in the event of an emergency situation. The multi-functional partition is the first of four types to pass through the rigorous qualification and certification programs. The partition will be installed by Airbus in the rear of its A320 aircraft types.

Visitors to Bucher’s stand will also be able to experience demonstrations of its ATS stretcher, which has marked its 1,000th sale to airline customers. Demonstrations of the stretcher will include the assembly and disassembly process which takes place in eight to 10 minutes without the need for tools. The height can be adjusted to fit neatly and safely in a wide range of aircraft seating and pitch dimensions. In its most common configuration, the installation of the stretcher requires the blocking of only three rows of seats.

Finally, visitors to Bucher’s booth will be able to touch and feel its high-end cabin and seat mechanisms including the Tray Table Deployment Systems and Tablet Holder Solutions. Notably, the brand-new half-size ARCTICart, a thermally insulated ATLAS inflight service cart able to maintain food safely chilled for more than 20 hours without dry ice or air chillers, will be presented to the public for the first time.

For more, visit Bucher Group at AIX Hamburg, stand 5D60

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