The Erfurt airport fire brigade is currently training again on a mobile aircraft fire and recovery simulator. This is rented from the company ARFF Services GmbH.
The training object is true to scale, corresponding to a Boeing B737 or an Airbus A320, and offers a safe training environment - it is CE and TÜV tested and "made in Germany". It can also be used flexibly - not only for firefighting, but also for aircraft recovery training and for multidisciplinary exercises with other authorities, eg police and special forces. The mobile simulator is already rented by airport fire brigades throughout Europe.
"With the mobile aircraft fire and recovery simulator at Erfurt Airport, we can carry out the exercises prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) together with the Erfurt professional fire brigade. Training directly on the field has proven itself compared to the previous procedure of practicing at external training sites. The burden of time-consuming and laboriously planned business trips is also reduced for fire brigade comrades," says Jens-Uwe Germer, head of the airport fire brigade at Erfurt-Weimar Airport.