Etihad Airways; Microsoft
The firms will jointly work to utilise ‘advanced’ analytics and AI to quantify and set a standard for the airline’s environmental footprint. Credit: Etihad Airways.

Rankings 2022

  • BUSINESS EXPANSION – Commended
  • ENVIRONMENTAL – Commended

Airport Technology Excellence Awards and Rankings 2022 – The Verdict

Microsoft is a multinational technology corporation that is ranked for BUSINESS EXPANSION and ENVIRONMENTAL in the 2022 Airport Technology Excellence Rankings.

During the research period, the company signed a number of notable contracts in the airport technology industry, specifically in the fields of wildlife trafficking and carbon efficiency.

The company signed a number of notable contracts in the airport technology industry, specifically in the fields of wildlife trafficking and carbon efficiency

A highlight for the company has been its collaboration with Heathrow Airport with the aim to combat wildlife trafficking. Using a computer algorithm developed by Microsoft, Hearthrow was able to achieve a detection rate of more than 70 percent and the project has received support from the UK Border Force and the Royal Foundation of the Duke of Cambridge.

Another highlight has been Microsoft’s partnership with Etihad Airways. The UAE-based company has tapped into the company’s AI and analytics capabilities to drive its own green ambitions.

Heathrow; Microsoft
Microsoft and Heathrow Airport partnership

Profile

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services headquartered at the Microsoft Redmond campus located in Redmond, Washington.