The newly added fire engines, which cost more than US$5.5 million, will beef up the airport’s emergency preparedness.
Changi Airport, Singapore’s major civil aviation gateway, has added seven new vehicles for its Airport Emergency Service (AES) unit in an S$7 million (US$5.5 million) initiative to boost its preparedness.
The new additions to the fleet include five firefighting vehicles named Global Strikers, which are equipped with devices to enable firemen to perform pump operations while the vehicle is still moving.
One of them has an extendable turret capable of reaching the second level of the fuselage of an Airbus A380 aircraft – the world’s largest passenger airliner. It is capable of piercing through the fuselage and pumping in water.
In addition to the five firefighting vehicles, the airport also procured an Aerial Ladder Platform and a Mobile Command Vehicle.
With the new additions, AES now possesses 18 aircraft firefighting vehicles.
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