Aena, an operator of 46 airports and two heliports throughout Spain that served 249.2 million passengers in 2017 alone, just added 14 new Scania P 490 6x6 fire trucks to its fleet. Five of the trucks features Rosenbauer superstructures while the other nine have superstructures from Iturri. Each of the trucks has Scania’s 13-litre engine, a 6,100-litre water tank, a 750-litre foam tank, and a 225-kilogram chemical dust deposit. For direct firefighting purposes, there is a water cannon located on the top of the cab that can spray foam or water with a maximum distance of over 65 metres. There is another cannon located just below the windscreen with a 40-metre range.
For Your Protection
Scania’s P 490 6x6 is perfectly suited for aiding in emergency situations where the lives of passengers and others are in danger. Scania specifically designed its trucks to stand up to specifications set out by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), especially when it comes to response speed. Even at maximum capacity, the Scania P 490 goes from 0 km/h to 80 km/h in under 35 seconds and also has a top speed of 100 km/h.
Scania Special-Purpose Vehicles
Fire trucks are just the beginning for Scania when it come special-purpose trucks. Aside from vehicles used in emergency service situations, the manufacturer also offers trucks that serve the construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, waste handling, and other industries. The P-Series is one model that shows of its versatility in this respect. It is available in a short cab, day cab, sleeper cab, or special cab configuration, offers up to 450 horsepower, and supports a wide range of engine options, including Euro 6 units.