Intelligent galley cart concept saves waste and time


May 19, 2015 – Another great idea in Airbus’s ‘Fly Your Ideas’ contest (see another contender HERE) is the Retrolley, devised by a team of students from São Paulo, Brazil. Retrolley is intended to tackle the issue of reducing waste in-flight and cutting down the time taken to collect and sort rubbish post-flight, speeding up airline operations, particularly on short-haul routes. The trolley design intelligently sorts rubbish and recycling by minimizing the volume of foils, paper and plastic, and collecting residual fluid. In doing so, the weight of galley equipment can be reduced by up to 30kg, reducing fuel consumption and offering more space for refreshments.

You can follow the team’s progress on their teamline HERE.

Below: An Airbus rendering of the trolley in service

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