Liverpool John Lennon Airport Striker

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the longest established operational airports and they are expanding…fast. The airport is one of Merseyside’s major employers, attracting inward investment and bringing significant tourism benefits, helping to boost the region’s economy.

The Fire and Rescue department are busy ensuring the safety of passengers and staff alike. As part of their ongoing improvements the airport has recently made a considerable investment in a state of the art Oshkosh Striker fire tender unit through Oshkosh Corporation and Terberg DTS.

This is a significant investment providing the very latest technology and expanding the range of capabilities offered by the airport fire service.

PVL were approached by Terberg DTS to design, manufacturer and fit a bespoke reflective battenburg kit for the new Striker to include the fire service crests and a liver bird design whilst also retro-fitting the existing fleet of vehicles for the airport so that they all meet the current CAA requirements.

The challenge was to create a consistent appearance across the fleet. Whilst the new Striker was being added to the fleet, some of the other units currently used are more than 10 years old and needed to be partially wrapped before the battenburg kits could be fitted.

One of our account managers quickly met with both the Airport Fire and Rescue Service and Terberg DTS to establish what was required and how we would go about fitting the kits. Once the specification had been agreed we arranged to get all of the vehicles templated so that everybody involved could clearly see how the kits would look on the vehicles.

As soon as the designs were signed off the fitting was arranged taking into consideration that these vehicles were operational throughout. We worked closely with the Airport Fire Service to ensure that we were not working on more than one unit at a time, that all security procedures and requirements were met throughout and that the appearance of the units across the fleet was as promised.

This has been one of the most satisfying projects to date. The completed Oshkosh Striker is exactly that…striking, and it looks very impressive now that it is in operation; however, combining this with improving the appearance of the rest of the Fire Service fleet, is something that we’re very proud of.

I was more than happy with the smooth process transforming the appliances, from the initial visits from PVL to discussing the various designs and finally picking one. Once the PVL team arrived on site they were extremely professional and worked very hard during the time it took to complete the fleet. The appliances are looking the best they have done in years and we are very proud of our newly completed fleet of 5 vehicles which PVL have worked on.”

Simon Lyons – Watch Manager at Liverpool John Lennon Airport