Iberia Airport Services continues to invest in the renewal of its fleet of rolling stock as part of its forward-looking GoUp! Plan which aims to make every operation on the airport apron more efficient, safer and more eco-friendly by harnessing the benefits delivered by the new technologies available in the age of digital transformation.

The novelty on this occasion is the ‘official’ launch of a new fuel truck at Madrid-Barajas Airport, soon to be joined by three more trucks: another one at Madrid, one at Bilbao and then one at Barcelona.

These are some of the features:

  • Each truck has two tanks filled with the two types of diesel used at the airport:
    • Type A: for commercial vehicles (flight coordinator cars, vans, etc.) with a capacity of 1,700 litres.
    • Type B: for the different pieces of ground equipment that you’re already familiar with, in this case with a capacity of 2,700 litres.
  • An auxiliary ladder on the side provides direct access to employees for refilling the tanks, instead of having to climb to a height of 2 metres without any safety rails.
  • They come with auxiliary tanks for synthetic oil, antifreeze fluid and ADBlue (system for regenerating exhaust fumes built into the new latest-generation ground equipment to comply with legislation on emissions) so that other levels can be checked and replenished at the same time.
  • They also have work lamps, interior lighting and a retractable automatic hose reel for those of us with less expertise… they might be ‘hard to digest’ but they certainly have plenty of features.