Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) is set to scale up production capacity to 500,000 meals per day by 2026 to meet the "rapid and steady" growth of the national airline.
Currently, the Qatar Airways subsidiary has the capacity to produce 175,000+ meals per day in its state-of-the-art facility at Hamad International Airport, measuring 69,000sq m, according to company’s annual report for 2021-22.
QACC consistently aims to achieve the highest possible quality, safety and security standards for customers, partners and employees.
Its skilled culinary experts are “dedicated to producing and delivering outstanding food experience to customers on a daily basis.”
During the 2021/2022 financial year, QACC achieved our one-year sustainability target by recycling more than 1mn kilograms of plastic waste and donating more than 100,000 pieces of goods and surplus food supplies to people in need across the globe.
The group’s catering company is working hard to decrease waste generation and improve rates of waste diversion from landfill.
The ambition for a ”greener QACC” remains a high priority, hence it continually seeks innovative methods to reduce the overall carbon footprint by applying green building standards in its new facility construction, wherever possible.
These include installing energy efficient equipment in its new state-of-the-art catering facilities, including washing systems, which significantly reduce water, energy and detergent consumption and efficient refrigeration units.
Lessening the QR equipment and linen loading weight by almost 257 tonnes, which ultimately contributes to a reduction in aircraft fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Decreasing the usage of “single-use” plastic is another such green initiative.
QACC has also started implementing paperless process through innovative technology.
Such as automating crew handover sheets, delivery notes and Critical Control Point documents (CCP) – a procedure applied to eliminate hazard that might occur during food preparation and handling.
To reduce the volume of imported goods, QACC has developed “strong relations” with local fruit and vegetable suppliers.
QACC is the first in the group to achieve ISO 14001:2015 certification and to be recognised by the group for environmental sustainability programmes.
The current renovations entail the installation of fully automated and sustainable industrial equipment, which will enhance product quality, improve delivery efficiency and increase production capacity, the annual report said.