To improve local air quality emissions, Emirates operates modern, low emissions aircraft that meet applicable international engine emissions standards, using ground- supplied power where available, instead of aircraft auxiliary power unit.
Emirates employ electric and low-emissions ground equipment and vehicles. For example, Dubai National Air Transport Association (dnata) continued to expland its fleet of green vehicles and ground service equipment, including in:
- Dubai (86 hybrid or electric vehicles),
- Switzerland (electric forklifts, vehicles and stairs)
- Singapore (pallet jacks and forklifts)
Emirates also acquired an electric Bollorè Bluecar for ramp operations at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Emirates flight catering trucks all operate on low-sulphur diesel.