Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Mumbai Airport Gets Country’s First Emergency Evacuation Vehicle

GVK run Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAPL) has inducted India's first emergency evacuation vehicle (EEV) at the airport. This evacuation vehicle can extend up to a height of 8.3metres with the escape stairs capable of holding 115 people at one time. This vehicle has a response time of just two minutes to move anywhere in the airport vicinity.
The Mumbai International Airport becomes the first in the country to get such an advanced evacuation vehicle to make access to an aircraft faster during emergencies. EEV can access even the largest of passenger aircraft including the Airbus A380, the largest civilian aircraft in operation at present.

This new emergency evacuation vehicle deployed at Mumbai airport offers better access to the aircraft and can speed up the evacuation process in an emergency, a spokesperson for MIAPL said, adding that the new EEV has already become functional and is being used for routine work. Mumbai airport already has six EEV but with lower capabilities compared with the new one.

The EEV is built on a MAN chassis by Austrian fire-service manufacturer “Rosenbauer”. The truck comes with extendable escape stairs that can reach up to a height of 8.3metres, equal to that of the Airbus A380. The evacuation staircase has been designed to withstand up to 40 knots of wind speed, while the extension time is just 55 seconds. It is also equipped with a high-pressure smoke ventilation system.
09/10/18 Raju Vernekar/MoneyLife
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