Menzies provides Ryanair with fully electric turnarounds

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Menzies Aviation is providing Ryanair with fully electric turnarounds at three European airports to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport and Oslo Airport are the first locations where Menzies has been able to provide fully electric green turns thanks to the availability of charging points at the airports.

A signatory of the UN Global Compact, Menzies' sustainability strategy includes becoming carbon neutral by 2033 – the company’s 200th anniversary.

A key component of this goal is Menzies’ commitment to evolving its GSE fleet to become fully electric where possible, which will be achieved through the replacement of combustion engines with electric motors.

Katy Reid, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Menzies, said: “We are taking action by switching to electric GSE where possible and ongoing collaboration with partners such as Ryanair will be vital to achieving this ambition. We look forward to working closely with industry partners, including suppliers, airlines and airports, to advance more environmentally friendly operations.”

Thomas Fowler, Director of Sustainability and Finance, Ryanair, added: “We can now offer zero emissions turnarounds at 11 locations, including Amsterdam, Gothenburg and Oslo, when previously, a standard turnaround could emit up to 52.43kg of CO2. Our partnerships with industry leaders such as Menzies Aviation are vital to us in achieving our goal of being net carbon neutral by 2050.”

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