Fire Fighting

Fighting Aircraft Fires

Fields of Application

Fighting aircraft fires is a particularly delicate activity, which mostly goes hand in hand with the rescue of people. The fact that aircraft usually carry a lot of fuel means that there is a danger of explosion, and an enormous amount of heat is generated.

When used in hazardous situations at an airport, the firefighting turbines provide rapid cooling and can quickly extinguish the flames. In the case of a burning aircraft, the firefighting turbine can help to cool down the fuselage. The turbine can also create safer escape routes.

Our sophisticated nozzle technology makes for more efficient firefighting than conventional extinguishing jets. On the one hand, our firefighting turbines atomize the water into fine water mist and are therefore able to cover a greater area with water, which, in turn, increases the cooling effect. On the other hand, the turbines can also operate using foam. 

All of these features make it possible for the rescue team to reach injured people quicker and reduce the level of risk for the fire crew.

Advantages of using firefighting turbines at airports:

  • The turbine makes it possible to cover and cool large areas quickly
  • Evacuation of passengers can be carried out at the same time that the fuselage of the burning aircraft is being cooled down
  • The turbines can also operate with foam
  • Escape routes can be secured with the aid of the water mist that is generated by the turbine.

These solutions are suitable for use with a burning aircraft

Most Suitable Solution

Should an aircraft catch fire, firefighting operations must be carried out as quickly as possible to protect the passengers concerned. Attaching a firefighting turbine to fire truck enables the fire crew to penetrate a burning aircraft quickly. The turbines cool the area very fast and extinguish the fire quicker than standard jets.

Firefighting with water mist

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Atomization of water or extinguishing foam increases the area they cover at much less weight. The object on fire and the source of the fire are both simultaneously and evenly coated in foam. The fine droplets move around the object on fire to also reach areas that would not be accessible by conventional jet streams. The surface area created by the water mist is also bigger, which significantly increases the cooling effect.