dnata pilots eco- friendly vehicles

A pilot project to introduce eco-friendly vehicles on to the ramp at Dubai International Airport has produced excellent results for dnata.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 —

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.

About dnata

dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 129 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 84 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 400 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,700 flights, carries over 7,700 tonnes of cargo, assists over 235,000 passengers, books over 19,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals.

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