Ian Ross from Arcadis explains how the use of new generation Fluorine Free foams are not only playing a key part in aviation fire extinguishment, but also helping to mitigate the widespread environmental concerns surrounding PFASs.
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With a major investment and recruitment programme, Shannon becomes the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two high-tech HRET fire tenders.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s Fire Training Research Centre has provided groundbreaking aircraft rescue firefighting and structural training services in an innovative learning environment for nearly 25 years. Assistant Fire Chief, Randall Rhodes, reveals how a combination of research-oriented, multi-lingual curriculum, immersive digital activities, and practical applications stand students in good…
Fire Protection Consultant, Mike Willson, questions whether we are using our best fire protection at airports and major hazard facilities. And if not, why not?
Auckland Airport release an update on major fire incident and disruption at Auckland Airport and a review of the incident response has commenced.
The annual crash and rescue exercise at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was successfully completed on Friday 9 November, and took a total of five hours, to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the incident.
Indian aviation will now benefit from training available through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE).
Bad weather caused a plane to roll off the runway and catch fire, but quick reaction by airport teams extinguished the fire in eight minutes and passengers and crew evacuated in just 17.
Extensive media coverage was given to a 22,000-litre spill of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrate from an aircraft hangar at Australia’s Brisbane Airport on 10 April 2017. Much of the media coverage included headlines such as “Toxic foam spill”, “Calls for AFFF ban”, and “Toxic foam begins Class Action”,…
In this 20th anniversary edition of International Airport Review we celebrate the milestones that have shaped the industry and announce the winners of our successful inaugural Awards.
From ensuring airport fire and rescue services are optimal, to redefining operational aerodrome safety management systems, to keeping the skies above us safe and secure even with the pressure of increased air traffic – safety is a key issue in all areas of airport operations...
With numerous interlinked functions, designed and operated by various stakeholders, passenger terminals are extremely complex buildings. Airports spend a lot of time and money on redeveloping their facilities and functionalities to ensure passenger comfort, operational performance and the security of the terminal are optimal.
In this whitepaper, fire protection consultant Mike Willson provides in-depth analysis of a recent foam seminar that examines the transition from long-chain C8 fluorinated AFFFs towards short-chain C6 fluorosurfactant-based AFFFs and alternative fluorine free foams...