Joel Callen

News

Mon, 11 May, 2015

In-flight meals could soon be delivered by carousel at the touch of a button

In-flight meals could soon be delivered by carousel at the touch of a button

A new patent has been issued for a design that could see in-flight meals delivered from a carousel belt concealed underneath the cabin floor. Sell GMBH, a division of plane equipment company Zodiac Aerospace, designed the system to resemble a “sushi bar carousel” dining experience, creating more cabin space in the process.

The design, which is very much still in the development phase, would allow for passengers to access their food on demand by pressing a button. It is hoped that the design would eliminate the need for flight attendants to wheel bulk trolleys up and down aisles delivering food and drinks.

Sell GMBH also put forward a version of their design that delivers food directly to each passenger – not requiring them to lean over their neighbours to retrieve it. The added benefit of this design is that it would require more space around each seat, giving people more legroom.

Image credit: Sell GMBH / Zodiac Aerospace

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