SITA will help airlines solve sustainability management and digital identity challenges with two pilot projects.

The IT provider has partnered with the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) to trial two solutions over the next few months with three AACO member airlines.

SITA’s Sustainability Management Solution will use data to measure and manage the airlines’ operational carbon footwork while meeting fast-evolving sustainability requirements. The Travel Digital Identity Solution will transform manual passenger identification checks into one digital check, based on the biometric information that can be digitally verified at each point in the journey.

Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General of AACO, said, “I am pleased that AACO and SITA were able to identify together the need to develop solutions that help airlines manage how they can be environmentally sustainable and provide their customers with clarity about their actual carbon footprint.

“We also identified that air travel should benefit from technology to make travel hassle-free through airlines, airports and border control. I am very happy that SITA was able to deliver, in a short period of time, two solutions that address exactly what the customers, airlines, airports and regulatory agencies all over the world need. AACO members and partners will be the launchpad for the solutions. And with SITA’s global presence and drive for innovation, the whole world will benefit from them.”

David Lavorel, CEO of SITA, added, “With AACO and its member and partner airlines, we have strong partners in building, testing and deploying solutions that we know will benefit the industry, its customers and passengers, and the global aviation community.”

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