Flight Catering

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Flight Catering
Last Friday on 19 October 2012, I was attended a talk about flight catering by Mr. Peter Jones. He start his speech by introduce the flight catering. The flight catering is about airline meal or in flight meal that was served to passenger on board a commercial airliner. Thus, the meals are prepared by airline catering services. He also stated that important of sanitary and safety in flight catering. He also tell the objectives of his speech, he want to introduce the history of the flight catering, today flight catering and kitchen tour in flight catering.

Without flight no flight catering can be invented. He tells about the flight history in his talk. In 1903, Wright brother, Orville and Wilbur were inventing and building the world first airplane and making first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than air human flight on December 17, 1903. Then, in 1919, the outbreak of World War 1 accelerates the aviation of airplane. The aeroplane turn the sky into new battle field but expand the airplan function as well. KLM was founded in this year, making it the oldest carrier on sky. The first flight was on May 17, 1920, from Croydon Airport, London to Amsterdam carrying two British journalists and a number of newspapers. It was flown by Aircraft Transport and Travel Airco DH 16 callsign G-Ealu piloted by Jerry Shaw. Peter Jones also stated that the KLM had served first pre packaged airline meals, the sandwiches and a cup of coffee. After that the KLM installed a galley wooden cupboard for liquor and glasses. In 1924, Imperial Airways develop in flight service, they also provide most luxurious flying boat in world where travel for 12 days from London to Sydney. Back then, united airlines employed only eight nurses as flight attendants because of the weight problem and only women are employed. Usually on public service officer take the flight because of their task that need to be done. After seeing passenger buy sausage before flight, the...
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