Bucher Leichtbau AG and SkyTender Solutions GmbH signed a partnership agreement to launch a unique innovation enabling airlines to significantly improve on-board drinking water quality while reducing maintenance and waste treatment cost.
The new solution , “SkyDrinx”, builds on SkyTender’s mobile beverage trolley, which uses a post-mix system to produce and serve high quality flavored hot, cold and carbonated drinks with a single command of the touch screen right in front of the passenger. Combined with Bucher’s extensive lightweight construction experience and galley know-how, the new galley insert will be developed suited to ARINC standards.
Together, the mobile trolley and the galley insert, represent a complete system to cover on-board beverage services for all passenger classes and types of service, including self-service beyond regular service periods on-board. The system also encompasses tracking and reporting, thus providing complete transparency of consumption data as a valuable basis for forecasting and order management.
SkyDrinx can draw its’ water either filled on the ground after purification or from the on-board water supply by means of a sophisticated leading edge 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.”
Experience it live by visiting us at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors EXPO on April 5th to 7th, 2016, Hall 5, Stand D60 or SkyTender at WTCE, Hall 4, Stand G77. Drinks are on us!