Our fleet

We show you the planes in our fleet. We also explain how de-icing equipment works and what a technical stopover is.

Discover the Iberia Group fleet: all our planes with their technical details and seat maps

Discover the Iberia Group's entire fleet of aircraft, from historical planes to the latest acquisitions. See technical details, seat maps and fun facts.

Go to the Iberia Fleet and select an aircraft to see photos, technical details and the seat map.

How does the de-icing equipment work?

Planes are also affected by sub-zero temperatures, snow and frost. But thanks to the de-icing equipment airports, they can still operate their scheduled flights.

Iberia's de-icing equipment consists of a fleet of trucks fitted with a 5,000-litre tank of water mixed with glycol, and a boiler that heats the mixture to 2 degrees Celsius for spraying onto the plane. The truck's pumps make the water rise so that when the operator opens the nozzle, the liquid spurts out with the necessary force to fall onto the plane.
The water melts the ice, frost or snow, while the glycol prevents it from forming again for a given period of time.

The de-icing procedure is usually carried out for the vertical and horizontal planes (wings and tail), as well as the fuselage, radome, landing gear doors and stabilisers. In extreme weather conditions and if requested by the captain, the entire plane is de-iced. This procedure is executed in strict accordance with the instructions in the aircraft manufacturer's manuals and IATA regulations.

It can take 3 to 5 minutes the clear ice and frost from a plane, and up to 1 hour to clear snow.
Madrid-Barajas has two de-icing bases operating 24/7, and in normal circumstances three planes can be cleared simultaneously at each base.

What is a technical stop?

When a plane needs to refuel or perform another maintenance operation, it usually makes a technical stop. In these cases, the company neither boards nor disembarks passengers because it doesn't have traffic rights at the airport in question. On certain occasions where the captain considers it necessary for safety reasons, you may be asked to leave the plane and wait in the transit area of the airport until the refuelling operation has finished.