Which casters for the inflight trolley?

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In an aircraft, everything happens in a very confined space. Inflight trolleys have to be pushed along the narrow aisles, for example, and constantly slowed down and brought to a complete standstill. If a flight attendant loses control of the trolley, this can have serious consequences and even present a risk to passengers. Good casters are therefore vital if smooth operation of the inflight trolleys is to be guaranteed. Casters must be easy to maneuver – even in the narrowest aisles – but also quick and easy to lock. This makes the work of the flight attendants easier and consequently creates a pleasant atmosphere all round.

In aircraft, trolleys have to be moved in the tightest of spaces and sometimes turned around. Swivel casters are therefore particularly suitable, since they make the inflight trolley easy to maneuver. Safety plays an integral role in this situation, which means a locking system is necessary. This locking system allows the trolley to be locked in place immediately with one simple movement.

Other properties that should be considered are operational noise and the weight of the casters. The more weight the aircraft has to carry, the more CO2 is emitted. Lighter casters lead to a reduction in weight and thus to a reduction in CO2 emissions. And, of course, it is also more comfortable and less stressful for flight personnel when less weight has to be maneuvered through thight aisles. In addition to safety and service, comfort is one of the quality attributes of flying. On quiet casters, the trolley can be pushed through the aircraft without disturbing the passengers.

TENTE Aviana wheels for inflight trolleys

TENTE Aviana series casters convince with high-quality and light materials as well as a central brake. The casters run very easily, smoothly and quietly. Even during turbulence, the lockable swivel casters can be reliably secured in place. And TENTE Aviana casters make an impression with regard to appearance as well as performance. They have already been awarded design prizes such as the Design Award of the Deutscher Designer Club and the Red Dot Design Award. They are available in customized colors on request.


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