Friday, August 6, 2010
Another Step towards Direct Flights and Heavy Aircraft Operations: AAC Upgrades First Response Equipment
The Civil Aviation Authority purchased two new fire fighting vehicles designed to provide security and ensure the national carrier, with the aim of giving an immediate response if an incident or These
crash.two new vehicles which are equipped with advanced technology and can be maneuvered from the cockpit of a single firefighter in any situation of fire and emergency at the airport Marcos A. Gelabert. One of these vehicles will be sent to the Rescue and Fire Fighting (SEI) Enrique Malek International Airport in David, Chiriqui, where they perform work on the extension of the runway and landing facilities.
With the sole aim of saving lives, and increase security at the airport, recommended by international organizations with high security standards, the vehicles have the ability to operate in all terrain, well equipped for firefighting and rescue, specializing in airports.
The technical specificaations are as follows: each unit is capable of carrying 300 gallons water, 40 gallons of foam and 500 pounds of dry chemical, they have built-in second engine in the wagon which has the ability to pump the chemical to control the fire.
This investment was made by the AAC through a project implemented by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and through the improved management by the Office of International Affairs, with this there is compliance with the requirements and coverage of events.
The training and maintenance for the companies provide Ford on the bodywork and mechanics minor and major, the second pump motor, will head the company FireCorp who also provide training for fire personnel.
Posted by Anthony Arauz at 4:36 AM