Member Profile: Norduyn

Cancham Shanghai is proud to highlight the innovations of member company Norduyn Aviation Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.  Norduyn was founded over 80 years ago in Montreal, Quebec, and provides efficient galley inserts and cabin interiors for airplanes and other means of transportation. Most recently, Norduyn received high acclamation for their innovative trolley design “Quantum”, winning the 2010 Crystal Cabin Award in Hamburg (the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interiors) in the “Greener Cabin Health and Safety” category.



The aviation industry is very competitive and highly focused on safety, security, cost-management, and providing an enjoyable customer service experience.  In 2009, Norduyn partnered with LSG Sky Chefs, a world leader in airline catering and trolley design, in order to develop and market the “Quantum” model. They were able to improve upon previous designs in the following ways: 1) instead of standard aluminum, the new model is manufactured with different resins that reduce total weight by up to 40%; 2) reduced the number of parts by a third; and, 3) extend the product life by 25%, at which time the retired body is fully recyclable.  These features substantially reduce fuel costs, carbon emissions, and the number of trolleys required over time, thereby cutting costs to airline carriers while remaining eco-friendly.  The design also features ergonomic improvements that help ensure the safety of flight attendants as well as increase their efficiency and comfort. The “Quantum” requires less energy to keep food and drinks cool, and guards against food shrinkage during flights (owing to oxygen depletion).  Each “Quantum” is equipped with an RFID chip, meaning that Nordyun can manage the quality of the entire fleet. Further, the outer shell of the trolleys are UV resistant and fully customizable.



Among Norduyn’s clients are: All Nippon Airways, a Japanese carrier who selected Norduyn to outfit their fleet of Boeing 787’s.  Lufthansa airline, whose interest in the Quantum generated an order of 30,000 units to be delivered over 3 years.  Extremely fast to market, with 80% of sales coming from products created in the last 2 years, Norduyn is growing rapidly and is at the cutting edge of their industry and environmentally friendly innovation.



Congratulations on a fantastic 2011!


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