ZIEGLER delivers new Z6 to Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport

posted on 5th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
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ZIEGLER delivers new Z6 to Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport

Almost one year after receiving the order, ZIEGLER Group delivered a new Z6 Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue to Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport in Belgium on March 31st, 2022.

The Crashtender isbuilt on a TITAN 6×6 chassis with steerable rear axle and is driven by a 770 HPScania V8 engine.

The innovative and continuously variable transmission by Kessler completes the new drive concept and actually brings this high performance to the road.

This translates into unrivaled acceleration and top speed in this particular application.

In addition, the new vehicle provides up to 13,000 l of extinguishing water, 1,500 l of foam and 250 kg of extinguishing powder for concentrated extinguishing power in the airport.

The FPN 10-8,000 is precisely designed to supply theturrets (the newly developed ZT-6000as a roof mounted turret), the rapidintervention unitand the self-protection system with extinguishing power.

The Z-Cab Air is certified according ECE R 29-3 and therefore guarantees highest occupant protection.

The vehicle will be controlled and operated via Z-Control of the latest generation according to the whole ZIEGLER line.

Furthermore, the order includes an all-in service contract of 10 years, which will be carried out by Ziegler Brandweertechniek BV.

The airport has also already made provisions for 2023: another order for a new Z6 will be placed in September of this year.