Iberia is testing a telemetry system for refuelling its ground vehicles used to lend handling services at its T4 hub in the Madrid-Barajas airport. The system for measuring fuel is expected to reduce consumption by 5%, cutting CO2 by 520 tonnes/year, the equivalent of planting 2,600 trees.
The telemetry system uses wireless links installed in fuel trucks allowing radio communication with chips installed on each piece of ground equipment. A reader on each vehicle will monitor engine running time and distance travelled. All these devices give a real-time basis for computing fuel consumption and needs.
The system is to be installed in the four units used to refuel Iberia’s nearly 1,000 handling service vehicles at the airport.
The initiative is part of the Agora project, Iberia’s strategic plan to improve efficiency at its T4 hub, increase punctuality, and enhance customers’ travel experience.