TRAYS, Using Historical Data to Prevent Aircraft Food Waste
Kickstart AI x KLM
KLM has significantly curtailed in-flight food wastage, thanks to the implementation of artificial intelligence. TRAYS, KLM's newest AI model, which was launched at the end of last year by Kickstart AI, stands out as the inaugural model crafted exclusively for the airline's catering operations. Drawing insights from historical data, this AI model forecasts the number of passengers expected on board.
The AI model's predictive process initiates 17 days prior to departure, persisting until just 20 minutes before takeoff. This meticulous timeline ensures the generation of the most precise passenger numbers, guiding the entire catering process—from procurement to loading—toward preventing any excess of meals. This enables precise calculations for the required number of meals, resulting in KLM achieving a substantial 63% reduction in food waste based on the anticipated number of passengers per flight. Annually, this translates into saving over 100,000 kg of meals.