Quantum Lightweight Trolley receives airworthiness certificate


Montreal, Canada / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – In May 2009 LSG Sky Chefs and Norduyn entered into a partnership to develop a thermally efficient lightweight trolley. Just one year later the trolley, named Quantum, has received the TSO C175 airworthiness certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Canada, allowing it to be used onboard by airlines worldwide.

By applying the technology and production capabilities of Norduyn, while drawing on LSG Sky Chefs’ practical experience in airline catering, crew handling and the management of over 60,000 trolleys for major airlines worldwide, Quantum’s design has been finely tuned to meet the daily needs of airlines and their crews. The lightweight composite material selected for the new trolley has achieved weight savings of 40 percent compared to traditional aluminum-frame trolleys. A lighter trolley means reduced-fuel burn and a smaller environmental footprint.

The material also provides a high level of insulation, requiring far less dry ice. Further benefits include a reduction in inventory and maintenance costs through significantly fewer parts and improved fleet management and tracking with fitted RFID chips.

The design and production concept is set up to meet individual airline needs. The trolley can therefore be adjusted according to airline specifications, for example the features, colors and branding. Production has begun with the ATLAS half-size and full-size trolleys, and further models will be added to the series in 2011.

Visit us at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2010 to experience the Quantum trolley and try our weight simulator to see how much your airline could save.

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2010

18-20 May 2010

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Messe / Hall B6, booth 6B50

About Norduyn – Founded in 1933, Norduyn is involved in the design, certification and manufacturing of innovative products for commercial, business and military aviation markets. Norduyn specializes in high performance composites and holds several patents for recent innovations. The company’s ingredients for success include a high level of technical know-how in lightweight composites technologies, competitive manufacturing costs and over 50 years of regulatory expertise enabling timely certification of new product solutions. Norduyn is quality certified AS9100 and ISO9001.

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