What is catering?
Catering is the process of foods, snacks and beverages being loaded onto an aircraft efficiently. Catering provides passages with in-flight meals, allowing airlines to serve over 1 billion meals to passengers a year
Why multiple catering trucks?
For many wide-body and medium haul aircrafts 1 catering truck is not enough as the process of loading meals will take far too long due to the number of passengers the aircraft can carry. A conclusion that a majority of aircrafts/airlines have is multiple catering trucks, one being in the back left, front left, middle left and sometimes back right as shown in the following image --**
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(I will also provide a list of what doors aircrafts use for catering below )
How will it work?
When a pilot is at a gate at an airport, in the GROUND SERVICES option pilots will have the choice to choose how many catering trucks they and what doors they will cater to for their flight duration and size of their aircraft. Catering trucks and doors for catering trucks to cater should be limited depending on the size of an aircraft. Also limited depending on where the cargo is loaded, for example if pilots have selected the catering option on an A330 that is being loaded up with cargo DOOR 2L will not be available for catering due to spacing and collision reasons, also following the same procedures as real life. Also, only 2 catering trucks are used on the left side of the aircraft and 1 on the right side.
Why should multiple catering trucks be added to IF?
Simpily for realism. Multiple door catering will introduce another realistic / real life feature into Infinite Flight that I’m sure many other pilots would enjoy!
FOLLOWING LISTS ARE ALL RESEARCHED AND NOT JUST ASSUMPTIONS :)
Airbus Catering list (Not including when cargo is being loaded) D= Door Bold = Rarely used L= Left R= Right
Airbus A220 - D1L D2L
Airbus A318 - D1L D2L D2R
Airbus A319 - D1L D2L D2R
Airbus A320 - D1L D2L D2R
Airbus A321 - D1L D2L D3L D3R
Airbus A330 - D1L D2L D3L D3R
Airbus A330NEO - D1L D2L D3L D3R
Airbus A340 - D1L D2L D4L D4R
Airbus A350 - D1L D2L D4L D4R
Airbus A380 - D2L (Lower Deck) D1L (Upper Deck) D4R (Lower Deck)
Boeing Catering list (Not including when cargo is being loaded) D= Door Bold = Rarely used L= Left R= Right
Boeing 717 - D1L
Boeing 737 - D1L D2L
Boeing 738 - D1L D2L
Boeing 739ER - D1L D2L
Boeing 742 - D1L D2L D3L (All lower level)
Boeing 744 - D1L D2L D3L (All lower level)
Boeing 748 - D1L D2L D3L (All lower level)
Boeing 752 - D1L D2L D3L
Boeing 772ER - D2L D3L D3R
Boeing 772LR - D2L D3L D3R
Boeing 773ER - D1L D2L D3L D3R
Boeing 788 - D2L D3L D3R
Boeing 789 - D2L D3L D3R
Boeing 78X - D2L D3L D3R
Embraer Catering list (Not including when cargo is being loaded) D= Door Bold = Rarely used L= Left R= Right
Embraer 175 - D1L D2L
Embraer 190 - D1L D2L
Please don’t hesitated to message me if any information provided is wrong