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    Air Canada & Greentec | A Success Story

    Introduction

    Air Canada, a leading global airline, relies heavily on advanced devices for its flight crew to manage crucial information related to aircraft performance, flight routing, and traffic. Over the years, the airline has consistently updated its operational tools, including cockpit iPads, to meet the growing demand for efficient and up-to-date technology. However, during these updates, ensuring the secure and environmentally sustainable disposal of decommissioned devices became a critical concern.

    Operational Challenges

    The Need for Secure Data Destruction at Scale

    Air Canada identified the necessity for a service that not only provided certified and secure data destruction at scale but also adhered to environmental sustainability practices. The airline's commitment to protecting sensitive information mandated a solution that could handle the destruction and recycling of over 500 flight crew iPads securely.

     

    "It was crucial to ensure sensitive data is protected in the most economical and environmental way possible."

    Partnership with Greentec

    Selection Criteria and Process

    Air Canada chose Greentec based on its ability to provide logistical expertise, certifications, and environmental sustainability in managing the destruction and material recycling of iPads. Greentec's NAID AAA Certification© for security and Responsible Recycling© (R2) Certification aligned with Air Canada's strict security guidelines and government regulations.

    Environmental Sustainability

    One of the key concerns was the proper disposal of lithium-ion batteries in rechargeable iPads. Greentec demonstrated knowledge in managing these materials and recovering rare earth materials for recycling, addressing both environmental and health risks associated with incorrect disposal.

     

    "Greentec met our concerns of remaining environmentally sustainable."

    iPad Lifecycle Management

    Greentec's services allowed Air Canada's in-house IT teams to efficiently manage the secure destruction and recycling of devices, meeting the airline's security and data protection objectives.

     

    "With Greentec’s services, our iPad lifecycle management was able to meet strict security guidelines and government regulations."

    Efficiency Gains

    Due to Greentec's expertise, Air Canada experienced increased efficiency, saving time and reducing the financial impact of in-house asset management. This allowed the IT team to focus on core responsibilities, ensuring optimal performance during uncertain times.

     

    "Having a professional company manage our asset disposal allowed our IT team to focus on the main functions of their roles."

    Environmental Responsibility

    Air Canada's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint was exemplified through initiatives like partnering with Greentec. This partnership aligned with the airline's goal to operate responsibly and with integrity, contributing to sustainable transportation services globally.

     

    "Aligning our processes with an industry expert, we are confident in our ability to diminish our environmental impact and be a global leader in sustainable transportation services."

    Greentec's Expertise

    Industry Recognition

    Tony Perrotta, Greentec CEO and President, highlighted the success of supporting one of the world's largest airlines in securely disposing of essential data and maintaining pilot privacy. Greentec's track record in the aerospace and transportation industry positioned them as experts in developing personalized data destruction and recycling plans.

     

    "Our track record of success within the aerospace and transportation industry allows us to develop personalized data destruction and recycling plans that meet the needs of any organization."

    Acknowledgments

    Air Canada expressed gratitude to the entire Greentec team for their skill and expertise in successfully completing the iPad asset management. The collaboration not only met security and environmental objectives but also allowed the IT team to concentrate on critical tasks during challenging times.

     

    "We would like to thank the entire Greentec team for their skill and expertise in successfully completing our iPad asset management, as well as allowing our IT team to focus their time and energy on the difficult tasks at hand during these uncertain times. All while continuing to maintain a safe and reliable operation."

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