Bucher and SkyTender have signed a partnership agreement to launch an innovation they claim will enable airlines to “significantly improve on-board beverage service and drinking water quality” while reducing maintenance and waste treatment cost.
The solution, named SkyDrinx, builds on SkyTenders’ mobile beverage trolley, which uses a post-mix system to produce and serve flavored hot, cold and carbonated drinks with a single press of the touchscreen. Together, the lightweight mobile trolley (ARINC standard) and the galley insert, can be used during cabin beverage services, and even as a passenger self-service unit. The system also encompasses tracking and reporting, providing consumption data for forecasting and order management. The water for the SkyDrinx system can either be filled on the ground after purification, or drawn from the on-board water supply by means of a filtration system.
“Our unique system ensures optimal usage of resources along the entire supply chain,” stated SkyTender CEO, Hanns R. Rech. “Through optimization of weight, space, waste and over-catering as well as elimination of beverage packing, it adds a new dimension to airlines’ continuous strive for carbon footprint reduction.”
Demonstrations of the system are available at Aircraft interiors Expo on April 5th to 7th, 2016, Hall 5, Stand D60 or SkyTender at WTCE, Hall 4, Stand G77.