WFS and Aena launch trial of Automated Guided Vehicles for cargo transportation at Barcelona Airport
Posted on 24th March 2023
A proof-of-concept trial for autonomous vehicles to move cargo between the warehouse and apron has commenced at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona – El Prat Airport as part of an innovation project between partners, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Aena, the main airport operator, with 46 airports and 2 heliports in Spain.
The project is aligned with the first automated ground vehicle (AGV) guidelines being developed by IATA’s Ground Operations Automation and Digitization working group (GAD), which WFS has also been participating in.
WFS and Aena have been joined in the 10-week trial by other three key partners: