A product enabling everything from fried eggs to steaks to be cooked on board aircraft has been cleared for series production. Lufthansa Technik’s Induction Cooking Platform can also be used in conjunction with rice cooker and toaster modules.
The solution incorporates a power unit, exhaust fan and special cover, and locking systems to keep pots and pans in place. It measures 570 x 269 x 4mm (ARINC size 4 and installation variants) and weighs 13.5kg.
The product was first unveiled at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016 in conjunction with hs2 engineering, and was nominated for a Crystal Cabin Award.
“Conversations with potential customers, flight attendants and cooks enabled us to adapt the cooking platform precisely to users’ needs,” said Miriam Fontius, project manager, Lufthansa Technik’s Original Equipment Innovation division.
“A number of applications enable not only cooking with pots and pans, but also the use of a special rice cooker with different settings and a toaster.”
March 28, 2017