The prototype galley on AIM Altitude’s stand at AIX 2018 focuses on innovative design that improves in-flight service delivery and enhances the aesthetic of this functional equipment.
A full centreline complex is on display to demonstrate forward- and aft-facing galleys with a central ceiling. The developments are based on the airlines’ desire to promote quality and brand among all elements of the cabin interior, whilst ensuring the galley is easily maintainable and meets weight requirements.
The branding and passenger experience elements that AIM Altitude has made possible on the prototype galley include animated lighting features, self-service ‘zones’, and various methods of disguising functional equipment, thereby making the galley product more aesthetically pleasing and cohesive within the overall cabin environment.
|Paddle latch doors||A modern styled latch to bring a premium look||Offerable|
|Roller blind||A baseline solution to hide functional galley equipment||Offerable|
|Feature ceiling||Bespoke solutions to airline specification||Offerable|
|Flush pull-out table||A pull-out table that sits flush with the galley work-surface||Offerable|
|Removable decor panels||Sacrificial panels can be easily replaced to keep the galley external surfaces looking pristine||Offerable|
|Customisable self-serve unit||Bespoke solutions to airline specifications||Offerable|
|Embedded task lighting||Task lighting embedded into the panel to create a seamless surface and direct focused work light||In development|
|Integrated noteholder trim||Designed with maintenance in mind to reduce surface damage from adhesives||In development|
|Replaceable plastic clip-on trim||Designed with maintenance in mind, an easy replaceable plastic panel capping||In development|
|Fold & stow doors for galleys||Premium hinged compartment doors that slide away into cavities when galley is in use||Concept|
|Animated RGBW lighting||A new lighting system that allows for bespoke programming of light to airline specification||Concept|