Dallas airport gets Airbus A380 for fire, rescue training
The mock-up jet is part of a $29.2M renovation project for the airport's fire training center
DALLAS — Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport unveiled a new Airbus A380, though this particular aircraft will never take flight. The Airport has installed a mockup of the A380, the world s largest passenger jet, at its Fire Training Research Center, where it will help DFW train its own aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) team and others from around the world. The DFW Fire Training Research Center, one of the world s top facilities of its kind, is in the midst of a $29.2 million renovation program due to be completed at the end of 2012.
"We are committed to maintaining the best training firefighters and facilities in the world, and this A380 mockup is a key piece of the infrastructure that we need," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "Our aircraft rescue and firefighting teams are known globally for their excellent training and preparedness, and we expect to share our research and best practices with airports worldwide."