Green GSE programme for dnata

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Dnata has ramped up its recycling programme for its fleet of 12,000 units of GSE in both of its Dubai hubs.

Since the launch of the recycling programme this year, over 80 units of GSE have been renewed at the GSE maintenance base, reducing waste generated from GSE by 110 tonnes, while passing all safety and quality checks. The projection for 2017 is an estimated 140 pieces of GSE being recycled, which will save the company approximately over AED13m, and reduce waste by 250 tonnes.

As GSE reach the end of its life cycle, it was previously replaced with newer versions. However, given the sturdy and enduring nature of the machinery, the GSE mostly simply required a mechanical overhaul to be put back into service. The dnata GSE maintenance facility, located at DXB airport, spans 36,000 square metres and employs 1,145 dedicated team members who check the GSE for any faults before replacing parts that need renewing, thereby extending the lifespan of the equipment to up to 18 years.

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