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Thermal protection specialist Tower Cold Chain has been highly commended in this year’s Onboard Hospitality Awards for its Airline Insulated Box (AIB), which maintains the temperature of food during airline and railway transit.
Entered in Service Equipment (Crew) category, the AIB has been recognised for improving both passenger and crew experience whilst driving sustainability in airline catering industry.
Designed to keep food chilled for 24 hours at below +8°C, the AIB requires no external power, dry ice, nor human intervention when operating within the airline catering supply chain. Available in a range of sizes, the AIB is designed to fit inside existing airline carts and boxes, delivering airlines complete flexibility without altering their onboard procedures.
Above all the AIB is protecting food safety and reducing waste, while helping airlines to provide a wider range of catering options to customers.
“Using phase-change technology, the AIB has no need for power during flight and can replace the need for chilled galleys, saving energy and costs,” explains Suzanne Hagley, Business Development Manager, Airlines and Cargo, Tower Cold Chain.
“With increasing demands from customers for an improved choice of onboard refreshments, the AIB allows for a greater range of fresh food and drink to be available, without compromising safety and food quality.”
Removing the need to reload food at each airport, the adoption of the AIB allows airlines to reduce the need for short haul catering stations, delivering supply chain and sustainability savings, whilst ensuring consistent food quality from the principal airline catering hubs.
“The Onboard Hospitality Awards are a proven barometer of the latest advances and best practices in the airline catering industry. We’re delighted to receive this accolade which was presented to us at The World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Exhibition in Hamburg,” added Suzanne.
For more information on the Airline Insulated Box, visit the Tower Cold Chain website.