AeroVect and dnata Partner to Deploy Autonomous Ground Support Equipment Worldwide
DUBAI and SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2022 – AeroVect, a global leader in automation technology for the airport ground handling industry, is partnering with dnata, one of the world’s leading airline service providers and Travel, to pilot and deploy Autonomous Ground Support Equipment (GSE), designed to enable superior productivity, reliability and safety in ground support operations at airports served by dnata in the United States And in the world.
This partnership is the first ever between a global ground handling service provider and an autonomous driving company, making dnata the first major international operator to pilot and deploy autonomous ground support equipment. It is also the first time ever that this technology has been deployed by an operator operating in Dubai (UAE), a global aviation hub and home to some of the most complex ground handling operations in the world.
“We are delighted to partner with dnata, the global leader in ground handling services, and help them accelerate the transformation of their logistics operations at the world’s busiest airports. said Eugenio Donati, co-founder of AeroVect. “With a deep passion for innovation and an unwavering commitment to service excellence, dnata is the logical partner for AeroVect as we bring GSE automation to market globally.”
“We are constantly investing in state-of-the-art technology and equipment to further improve efficiency and provide world-class services to our customers across our global network,” said Bartu Korgul, Head of GSE, dnata. “We look forward to piloting and deploying Aerovect’s innovative solution in our operations at some of the world’s busiest airports.”
Based in Silicon Valley, the world capital of autonomous driving technology and robotics, AeroVect has developed AeroVect Driver, a fully autonomous driving system that operates ground support vehicles owned by airlines and handlers of all major equipment manufacturers, starting with baggage and freight tractors. .
dnata will soon begin piloting AeroVect’s self-driving technology at a major airport in the United States, where a tractor powered by the AeroVect Driver will autonomously transport cargo from a cargo warehouse to one of airport terminals. Over the next few years, the two companies aim to deploy up to 100 ground support vehicles equipped with AeroVect’s self-driving technology at major airports around the world, including Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central ( DWC).
dnata’s partnership with AeroVect marks a turning point for global aviation as the industry grapples with unprecedented labor challenges that have disrupted travel for tens of millions of people in recent months. The unique benefits of deploying AeroVect’s autonomous technology for ground support equipment will help dnata provide unparalleled quality of service to its airline customers, improving speed, reliability and safety while reducing operating costs. operation.