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Thursday, 02 August 2012 20:16

Aberdeen Airport unveils $2 million fleet

Written by  Steven Thompson
Aberdeen Airport has unveiled the $2 million fleet of vehicles which will keep the airport running this winter.

Aberdeen Airport has unveiled the $2 million fleet of vehicles which will keep the airport running this winter.

The money has been spent in recent months dramatically upgrading the fleet of vehicles, which serves the whole airport campus.

It includes everything from a state-of-the-art $1 million fire engine, which starred in the Transformers movie, to a small two-person electric car.

They were on show this morning alongside some of the new snow-fleet that will be used during the winter months to keep the airport running.

Carol Benzie, the airport operations director, said: “Our fleet really is the life-blood of the airport. Without investment like this our fire service couldn’t respond to incidents, our security and operational teams couldn’t carry out essential patrols and our snow-clearing teams couldn’t keep the airport operational in bad weather.”

“Winter can be notoriously hard on airports, but historically Aberdeen has fared well in the worst of conditions. By upgrading our snow fleet we can be sure that we will continue to perform at the highest standards, when the elements are against us.”

The fire appliance, designed and built by Rosenbauer, carries 11,000 litres of water, 1,400 litres of foam and 250kg of powder.

The airport said further deliveries of snow equipment and another fire appliance are due in 2013.

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