GIBRALTAR airport to get new Panther fire engines

Futuristic fire engines built by a Meltham-based firm are set for service at Gibraltar Airport following a £2.5m deal. Emergency services equipment firm Rosenbauer UK is to supply 4 high-tech air crash trucks to the airport in early 2018.

The powerful Panther trucks, incorporating Euro 6 engines, include a “Stinger” machine with a high reach extendable turret capable of throwing water more than 100 metres at a rate of 6,000 litres a minute. The fire engines will be stationed at the airport for fire crews to use in emergency response situations.

“The team and I are extremely excited to be working with Gibraltar Airport on this project,” Oliver North, Rosenbauer UK’s managing director, told B2b

“We are also equally excited at the prospect of delivering the pinnacle of aircraft rescue and firefighting machines at the absolute cutting edge of technology. We now look forward to executing an efficient build programme specific to Gibraltar’s high expectations.”

A Panther fire engine of the kind to be supplied by Meltham-based Rosenbauer UK to Gibraltar Airport in a £2.5m deal

A Panther fire engine of the kind to be supplied by Meltham-based Rosenbauer UK to Gibraltar Airport in a £2.5m deal

 

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