A month-long trial held at Dubai International airport was designed to find ways to reduce CO2 emissions while saving costs and involved vehicles from a number of operators at the airport.
Mahesh Bhatia, Service Delivery Controller, from dnata’s Dubai Airport Operations team, comments: “Six of our Ground Service vehicles were converted to run on compressed natural gas. This is the cleanest burning fuel available as it produces the lowest emissions of any motor fuel. As this was a pilot we created hybrid vehicles, which are still able to run on petrol in case of any problems or gas supply issues.”
The majority of operators preferred the CNG vehicles and the full benefits are being analyzed in preparation for future plans to expand the fleet of eco-friendly vehicles.