INNOVATIONS consumer dietary and travel preferences. For example, we’ve seen a noted increase in buyer demand for free-from foods, which will be evident at the show. This further cements WTCE’s role as the go-to trade show for solutions to improve the onboard passenger experience and offers a center for innovation within the industry. It not only offers suppliers and buyers a chance to see the latest onboard catering innovations, but spans a wide range of categories including security and the supply chain.” Offering a new concept for airline catering and ‘above the wing’ expenditure, DHL Supply Chain – the global market leader in the logistics industry – will reveal a range of technical innovations helping to improve the supply chain for onboard operations. For example, its stand at WTCE will host the company’s Sawyer robot - a high performance, collaborative robot designed to improve the processing and packaging of food consumed onboard. The company, which has successful catering contracts with leading air and rail operators, also runs a £8.8 million catering hub at London’s Heathrow Airport. It includes a specialist recycling centre, help-
The Flex-e-Clip is part if the waste collection system from Onboard Logistics
ing airlines to reach ‘zero waste to landfill’ catering services. The importance of innovations designed to reduce waste onboard will also be put under the spotlight by Onboard Logistics Ltd. The waste management and onboard solutions specialist will showcase its waste management solutions, including Flex-eBag and Flex-e-Clip designed to transform onboard waste collection.
“Innovation has always been at the heart of WTCE from product launches like healthy snacks to the technologies that facilitate the process of getting products onboard,” Sharma added. “We’re excited to welcome visitors to learn about the exciting products new to the market, helping to transform the passenger experience and delivery of services onboard.”
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