Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands ordered 13 new crash tender fire engines
24 November 2017
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands has ordered 13 new crash tender fire engines to equip its own on-site fire brigade. The first of these new vehicles is expected to be delivered by the end of 2018, replacing the current vehicles that, after 15 years, are at the end of their service period. The vehicles can be driven while extinguishing a fire simultaneously, using large quantities of extinguishing agent in a short space of time, such as 13,000 l of water, 1,600 l of foam, and more than 250 kg of powder. This extinguishing capacity enables Schiphol to fulfil the strictest requirements and allows the largest aircraft to use the airport. The new vehicles weigh more than 48,000 and are 14 m long and 3.2m wide. They are the largest and fastest fire engines in the Netherlands, capable of reaching any spot on the airfield within three minutes. Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) will also receive three new crash tenders, while Lelystad Airport (LEY) will receive two.