Lufthansa lowers CO2 emissions and fuel consumption thanks to lighter trolleys

Lufthansa lowers CO2 emissions and fuel consumption thanks to lighter trolleys

Almost 30,000 new service trolleys will be taken into service on Lufthansa flights over the next three years. This summer, the airline will begin replacing its previous trolley equipment with the new Quantum Light Weight Trolley. The new model will not only ease the work process for flight attendants but will also have a positive ecological impact. The introduction of the Quantum trolley, which is one third lighter than its predecessor, will save about 9,000 tonnes of kerosene and 28,350 tonnes of CO2 annually.

The new trolleys have already proved their worth on board and successfully completed the inflight test phase. They will be introduced gradually until mid-2014 on all Lufthansa’s long-haul intercontinental flights.

A jury of international aviation experts voted the Quantum Light Weight Trolley the most innovative inflight product and presented the Crystal Cabin Award to Lufthansa in May 2010. The trolley, which was developed by LSG Sky Chefs, is made entirely of light-weight composites and is the only aircraft cabin service trolley of its kind available on the market. Both the manufacturing process and the materials used are hitherto unique. The Quantum Light Weight Trolley is manufactured by Norduyn, a specialist in light-weight materials based in Montreal, Canada, and an exclusive partner of LSG Sky Chefs.