Delta introduces first electric catering truck at Schiphol

Delta Air Lines has introduced its first fully electric catering truck at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The zero-emission truck will supply Delta's aircraft at the gate for three months, providing supplies for five to six planes a day, taking about 25 minutes to supply two to three aircraft.

This new initiative reduces both CO2 emissions and pollution from diesel. It will have a significant impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions, as a catering truck travels more than 1,800 miles per year while the engine continues to run during the loading process. The electric truck does not emit any CO2 during all these activities, and eliminates the weekly refueling and regeneration process of the particulate filter.

Delta is taking steps to use only electric vehicles at Schiphol and on a larger scale at other international airports. Delta EMEAI Field Director Markus Wegner said, "This initiative has an immediate positive impact on reducing greenhouse gases and creates a better work environment for our below-wing teams." With the launch of the electric catering truck, Delta is working to support Schiphol Airport's goal for all vehicles to be emission-free by 2030.