Subscribe Free
in Airports

Dnata completes green turnaround of Flydubai’s aircraft DXB

Posted 5 December 2019 · Add Comment

Dnata has achieved a significant milestone in its sustainability journey. The ground handler ensured the turnaround of a Flydubai Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft using only zero-emission ramp ground support equipment (GSE) at Dubai International's (DXB) Terminal 2.

 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Group, Flydubai and Dubai Airports, said: "Sustainability is a key focus across operations at the Emirates Group, flydubai and Dubai Airports. The UAE is a major global aviation hub, and in line with the country's vision to ensure sustainable development while preserving the environment, we are committed to taking meaningful initiatives and continually challenge our processes to deliver the highest possible value for all of our stakeholders. The green turnaround, involving a collaborative effort from airline, ground handler and airport operator, highlights Dubai's commitment and ability to make a difference by using resources in a sustainable manner."

During the green turnaround, Dnata's team transported baggage with electric baggage tractors to the aircraft and applied electric conveyor belts to offload and load baggage and cargo. The passengers of the airline's Karachi and Faisalabad flights were disembarked and boarded through towable passenger stairs. After the boarding had been completed, the ground handler's professionally trained staff pushed the aircraft back from the gate with an electric towbarless pushback tractor, positioning it ready for taxi and departure. Throughout the turn, the aircraft ground power was provided by Dubai International's FEGP (Fixed Electrical Ground Power).

Choosing green or hybrid options is a prime consideration in the company's Ground Support Equipment (GSE) fleet planning. Over the past years, dnata has replaced a large number of its ramp vehicles, GSE and forklifts with hybrid or electric alternatives, while refurbishing selected GSE where appropriate to extend life-cycles, decrease engine emissions, reduce waste and update them to the latest safety and quality standards. dnata now operates a total of over 100 eco-efficient vehicles at the two Dubai airports.

In alignment with Expo 2020 Dubai, which aspires to deliver one of the most sustainable World Expos ever, Dnata is also currently reviewing the potential to convert its passenger handling operations at Dubai World Central (DWC) to an entirely electric ramp GSE operation in 2020.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Dnata provides support to International Humanitarian City

Dnata has donated three pieces of cargo handling equipment to Dubai-based International Humanitarian City (IHC) to support the organisation in facilitating rapid relief and first responses to crises, including the COVID-19

Etihad ready to resume its wider flight network

Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network.

New CEO for Aircraft Accessories and Components Company

The Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), has appointed Mazen Johar as CEO to oversee the company’s operations starting as of now.

IATA: Travellers are taking precautions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing a willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel.

TAV commits to EASA aviation industry charter

Turkey’s TAV Airports has committed to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) charter to implement the operational guidelines to protect the health and safety of staff, crews and passengers in light COVID-19.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi set for take-off next week

Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline – Air Arabia Abu Dhabi – will take off next Tuesday (July 14th) on its inaugural flight to Alexandria.

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
MAPS2020 BT1102171120SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221