According to an Etihad press release, as part of the partnership, Etihad and Leumitex will track un-consumed meals on board Etihad Airways’ economy class flights, as the data collected will be used to shed light on food consumption and waste patterns across the destination network.
Analyzing the results will help reduce food waste, improve meal planning processes as well as reduce operational costs.
Mohamed Abdullah Al-Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We started the tests with Lumetex at the beginning of the year, earlier on the significant impacts that have occurred on the travel sector as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, and with the gradual return of operations today, we are pleased to resume Work on the project and go where we left off. “
The program will “Insight LiteFrom Leumitex, it tracks and records the unused meals on board the plane as it arrives at the airport.
Through the use of artificial intelligence techniques and image recognition, the program will be able toInsight Lite“To distinguish and quantify the types and quantities of unused meals based on the design of the meal cover, without the need for manual intervention.
It is worth noting that Etihad Airways, one of the signatories of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, supports the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to fulfill the global goal of reducing food waste and losses.
The pilot project with Lumetics is one of many other initiatives that Etihad Airways has taken in the interest of sustainability.
And Etihad Airways announced last month about Strengthening its partnership with ACCESSRIL, The largest provider of train and plane reservation services in the world.
Under the partnership, Etihad Airways will be allowed to benefit from the expertise of Axerel and for its clients to book train and bus tickets in Europe from within the travel ticket..
Etihad Airways was boosted in July this year Its joint cooperation with The Boeing Company Via the seventh version of the program ecoDemonstrator To test innovative technologies in the aviation sector, building on fundamental principles of innovation and sustainability.
She stated that the program will use commercial aircraft as aircraft laboratories to accelerate the development of technology that further adds safety and sustainability to commercial aviation now and in the future..