ENAIRE is committed to electric mobility by purchasing 5 100% electric vehicles
The Palma Control Centre and control tower are also expanding their recharging points to nine stations
ENAIRE, a company belonging to the Public Works Ministry, manages air navigation in Spain, and, in a clear commitment to environmental sustainability, has decided to purchase five 100% electric vehicles that will replace five fossil fuel cars leaving the company's fleet. Thanks to this line of action, air pollution will be reduced and the use of energy and natural resources, measures included in ENAIRE's 2020 Strategic Flight Plan, will be balanced.
These new electric vehicles, delivered today, are the mixed type with space for 5 passengers and cargo and have a 170 km minimum autonomy. Three of the cars will be used by ENAIRE's Palma Control Centre and Tower; the other two will be at the disposal of the towers in Ibiza and Menorca, respectively.
In addition, the recharging points for electric cars at the Palma Control Centre and control tower are currently being increased to 9. Recharging points that are not reserved for fleet vehicles may be used by employees to recharge their private electric vehicles.
All these initiatives have involved an investment of 160,484.51 euros and have been awarded to the companies PSA Retail Palma (in the vehicle section) and the Etralux-GIC joint venture (for the recharging points).
Environmental sustainability, the objective of ENAIRE's Strategic Plan.
Environmental sustainability is one of the primary objectives of ENAIRE's 2020 Strategic Flight Plan, of fundamental importance in the organisation's roadmap to excellence.
The Flight Plan 2020 sets important environmental challenges for the next three years in the horizon of the Single European Sky:
- Save the airlines 5.5 million flying miles, which is equivalent to 1,600 times around the world
- Avoid the emission into the atmosphere of over 191,000 tons CO2, which will be absorbed by 9 million trees
- Save 61,000 tons of fuel.
ENAIRE is set to achieve these goals by designing further direct routes, implementing green approaches -using less fuel by optimising its way of gliding- and streamlining start-up times.
By contributing to the reduction of emissions, designing quieter operations and taking energy efficiency on board, ENAIRE will become 13% more ecological in 2020.
ENAIRE's Control Centre in the Balearic Islands.
The Palma ENAIRE Control Centre managed a total of 311,104 flights in 2017, 5.4% more than in the previous year, of which 212,594 were international (+5.7%); 97,805 domestic (+4.8%) and 705 overflights (+8.5%).
ENAIRE is the public company that reports to the Ministry of Public Works, which manages (through its 5 control centres, 22 towers and a network of aeronautical infrastructure and equipment) the fourth largest airspace in Europe in terms of traffic volume. The air traffic managed by ENAIRE transports over 250 million passengers in 2 million flights per year.