Information technology company SITA has collaborated with artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) technology provider Envision Digital International to jointly develop net-zero carbon solutions for airports globally.

The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard.

Under the agreement, the companies will jointly develop a carbon reduction solution that will provide real-time data flows and help airports monitor and manage their emissions.

The solution is said to help airports lower their energy usage, harmonise energy silos and improve operational efficiency.

Envision Digital Global executive director Michael Ding said: “Airports have been progressive in their ambition to reach net zero, and this partnership combining our AIoT leadership with SITA’s technology capabilities, will create the end-to-end net-zero carbon aviation solution needed by the industry to reach their goal.”

The partnership will combine SITA’s know-how in air transport technology and the expertise of Envision Digital in digitalisation, data management and artificial intelligence (AI).

It is in line with SITA’s plan to support the aviation sector in cutting down carbon footprint with improved operational efficiencies.

SITA Europe president Sergio Colella said: “According to ACI, 235 airports across Europe have committed to net-zero by 2050, and more than 90 airports are now set to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

“With Envision Digital and SITA working together, we can help these airports in their journey towards meeting their sustainability commitments, combining solutions that optimise airport operations to reduce local emissions while optimising infrastructure-related energy consumption.”