April 10 2019  |  Trolleys & Galleys

Bucher's ARCTICart now in half size

By Rick Lundstrom

Günter Müller, Bucher’s Director of Sale and Programs Galleys, left, and Bucher CEO Beat Burlet with the company’s award from Airbus

At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, cabin and galley products manufacturer Bucher showed visitors a new half-size version of its thermally insulated ARCTICart.

The company also announced a new partnership with aerospace aftermarket company Satair and received an award for its galley systems from Airbus.

The newest version of the company’s ARCTICart enables cabin crew to serve chilled food and drinks without the need for chillers, dry ice or other cooling sources. The capability allows the airline to save reduce weight and gain efficiency.

The cart can keep contents at a temperature below 4 degrees Celsius for up to 20 hours. The half-size ARCTICart was launched eight months after the full-size version of the product received Technical Standard Orders (TSO) Authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The Satair stand at Aircraft Interiors was the scene for the signing of a new agreement for the supply of galley spare parts. Satair is a well-known supplier of aftermarket parts distribution and services.

“With this agreement, our customers will benefit from regional stocks and support while keeping the same conditions they’ve had with us,” said Bucher’s CEO Beat Burlet, in a release from the company. “The goal of this collaboration is to provide regional solutions and support to reduce lead times and thereby further improve our award winning customer service.”

Bucher was again named by Airbus as the Best BFE Galley and Monument Supplier at the aircraft manufacturer’s Customer Support Awards. It is the eighth time Bucher has been awarded the honor.

The awards recognize the customer support performance of selected cabin equipment suppliers through a survey of 178 airlines.

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