Questions and Answers
What does ATLAS stand for?
• ATLAS stands for Alitalia, TAP, Lufthansa, Air France, and Sabena. It was named for the initial group of airlines who created this specification standard for airline galley equipment. It is the most common size, used by approximately 80% of airlines.
• Other standards include ACE, used by British Airways or KSSU originated by KLM, Swissair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, and UTA.
What are the SkyCart’s dimensions?
• A SkyCart is a "half-size" airline trolley. It is 12" wide, 41" high and 16" deep and weighs 29 ½ lbs. empty, max gross weight 132 ½ lbs.
• Inserts/accessories add between 1 ¼ and 1 ¾ lbs. each. See also here.
Metric: Overall size (L x B x H) 301.0×405.0×1030.0 mm, empty weight 13.3 kg/29.3 Ibs max weight 60.0 kg
How much weight can it hold?
• When the SkyCart is used as an airline trolley, the max weight is 132 ½ lbs. However, keep in mind this is the limit for use in flight on board of an airliner. It is designed to withstand G-forces of 9G forward and backwards and 10.05 G upwards and downwards.
• What does 1/2 size refer to?
• In the airline industry two sizes of ATLAS trolleys are commonly used. Full-size and half-size. Full size is twice as deep (or long), 32" instead of 16". It also has two doors, one in the front and one in the back. This way two flight attendants can work from one trolley, one ahead of it in the isle, the other one behind it. For use at home or in an office full size is not very practical. That is why we carry only half-size airline trolleys.
How much assembly is there?
• Absolutely none. Your SkyCart arrives completely assembled and just needs to be lifted (or rolled!) out of its shipping box.
How do you ship the SkyCart?
• We ship the SkyCart in a strong corrugated cardboard box with Styrofoam padding on all sides. Typically, we use UPS Ground within the contiguous USA.
• We offer whiteglove in home delivery service, refer to shipping options