Sydney Airport Receives Aerial Firefighting Vehicle

14 July 2010 (Last Updated July 14th, 2010 18:30)

The Sydney Airport Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service in Australia has received a new aerial firefighting vehicle for the effective handling of emergency incidents. The new vehicle will join a fleet of specialist fire vehicles and water rescue craft based at the airport.

The Sydney Airport Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service in Australia has received a new aerial firefighting vehicle for the effective handling of emergency incidents.

The new vehicle will join a fleet of specialist fire vehicles and water rescue craft based at the airport.

The vehicle will allow firefighters to quickly and safely access the upper decks of an A380 aircraft to provide assistance to passengers in an emergency.

The vehicle, worth A$820,000 ($718,705), is equipped with a turntable ladder for easy climbing and a platform for carrying up to three firefighters.

Sydney Airport handles 60 A380 movements weekly, making it one of the busiest A380 airports in the world.