- As part of the Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE) programme for efficient and sustainable mobility.
- This concession supports Iberia’s project for the decarbonisation of airport services through the electrification of ground equipment.
- Iberia Airport Services has committed to invest more than 100 million euros in equipment renewal and to achieve zero net emissions by 2025.
- Iberia provides handling services at 29 Spanish airports, and has bid in Aena’s public tender for a licence at 41 airports.
Iberia Airport Services (IBAS) has received 14.2 million euros from the Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE) to renew the ground equipment it uses to provide aircraft handling services at 29 Spanish airports.
This concession is part of the aid programme for efficient and sustainable mobility, and endorses the solvency of Iberia Airport Services’ project to advance in the decarbonisation of airport services through the electrification of ground equipment.
More than 100 million euros to achieve net zero emissions by 2025
Specifically, in the bid submitted to AENA to obtain third-party handling licences, Iberia Airport Services has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2025 and, to this end, plans to invest more than 100 million euros to renew its 7,000 pieces of equipment and electrify 80% of its fleet in the coming years.
Over the last year, in order to meet the requirements of the new handling licences, IBAS has strengthened its collaboration with the main manufacturers of ground equipment in the sector to lead tests with electric equipment at airports such as Mallorca, Malaga, Barcelona and Madrid.
The incorporation of this equipment means qualitative and quantitative improvements, both for its lower impact on the environment, as emissions, noise and vibrations are reduced; and for Iberia Airport Services workers, as its handling is easier and its technology provides greater safety.
IBAS was the first handling operator in the world to use the remote-controlled push back Mototok tractors on regional aircraft with up to 100 seats.
Going all out in upcoming handling tenders
Iberia Airport Services has submitted its best bids to Aena for the new handling licences at 41 Spanish airports. To this end, it has submitted a customised proposal for each airport, which brings together the best possible technical and economic offer, and has been built with a focus, above all, on sustainability, innovation, people and costs.