KLM Royal Dutch Airlines poured its first draught beer on board flight KL735 to Curaçao yesterday, cementing its place as the first airline in the world to successfully launch the once-impossible service. Dubbed the BrewLock keg, the innovative technology behind this game-changing in-flight luxury is the product of intensive research and rigorous testing between KLM and Dutch brewing giant Heineken; it makes use of air pressure instead of carbon dioxide to comply with strict flight safety regulations and produce perfectly chilled, top quality beers at the same time. “It’s wonderful to see how these two leading Dutch brands have joined forces to develop a world first,” said Miriam Kartman, KLM’s in-flight services executive vice president. At the moment, the 3D-printed KLM beer trolley is reserved for World Business Class passengers on “special flights”, as the airline only has one trolley at their disposal.
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