Airservices Austrailia - Articles and news items
Airport news • 29 October 2013 • Airservices
Airservices Australia has announced Mr Greg Hood has been appointed as the Executive General Manager...
Issue 4 2012 • 3 August 2012 • Mark Von Nida, Fire Superintendent at Airservices Australia
Airservices Australia’s Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service at Sydney Airport is just one of 21 fire stations at international, domestic and regional airports located through - out the country.Airservices Australia employs over 740 highly trained and experienced aviation fire fighting and technical personnel operating 113 high per - formance fire vehicles, specialised difficult terrain vehicles and specialised water rescue boats. This makes Airservices Australia ARFF larger than some Australian state or territory fire services.ARFF’s mission is to rescue people from an aircraft accident or fire and protect property from fires on the airport. With a proud 65-year history of protecting Australian aviation, Sydney ARFF has been a dedicated airport fire service since 1947. As one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world, the first flights from Sydney Airport at Mascot were in 1919 and today Sydney currently ranks as the world’s 28th busiest airport.