Lufthansa Technik has
commenced the ETSO (European Technical Standard Order) process for their
Induction Cooking Platform.
The series of numerous and
complex tests starts in August, 2017, bringing the option of preparing food
freshly on board within reach.
The unique Induction Cooking
Platform offers several advantages for preparing fresh food on board.
Depending on the customer's catering requirements, the on-board chef can use
a pan, toaster or pot to prepare a culinary masterpiece. The multiple
capabilities ensure effective workflows to meet the minimal work space
available in typical aircraft galleys. Cooking smells are eliminated with
the integrated fume hood and odor filter system. A smart pot containment
system both covers and holds the applications securely in place during all
phases of preparation and cooking - in particular during turbulence.
The platform fits into any
aircraft galley, with dimensions of just 287 x 570 x 269 millimeters and
weighs just 13.5 kilograms. It is offered as an all-in-one solution,
including power unit, exhaust fan, special cover and locking systems.
"We are very excited about
the Induction Cooking Platform, which has been developed with valuable
inputs and feedback from airline catering together with many discerning
airline customers. Given the amount of preliminary testing conducted, we are
very confident that the ETSO process will be successful and that the product
will be ready for installation in early 2018", says
Vice President of Lufthansa Technik's Product Division Original Equipment
Innovation. "Furthermore, the development team who created the product is
utilizing the many years of expertise in the development of galley products
that will no doubt benefit us during the testing process."