Firefighters in the UK are warning of a “serious and immediate threat” to aviation safety and are demanding action from governments to improve safety at European airports.
The International Fire Fighting Association (IFFA) has called for a review of the European Union’s safety regulations in light of the blaze at the EuroPilot airport in the south-east of England.
“This is not an isolated incident,” IFA deputy director general Jim Farrar told reporters at the IFA International Forum in Barcelona.
“In the United Kingdom, there are many other examples of the same thing happening and there’s not been a serious and imminent danger of any type at EuroPavil.”
“This type of incident could have been prevented if the relevant government departments and bodies had taken action in time,” Farrars said.
The fire at Europavil began on June 2 and spread rapidly, with dozens of firefighters battling the blaze. “
I think that this is an example of the way in which we are seeing this problem being managed and managed incorrectly.”
The fire at Europavil began on June 2 and spread rapidly, with dozens of firefighters battling the blaze.
As of Monday, there were no fatalities or serious injuries.
The fire, which forced the evacuation of all EuroPavia staff, has been burning since at least August and caused a £2.3bn loss to the airline.
“EuroPavill is currently operating with limited firefighting capabilities,” FARRAR said.
“It is extremely concerning that EuroPaviil is operating at a time when the safety of all its employees is under threat.” “
EuroPAVil had just completed its fourth season of operation when it caught fire. “
It is extremely concerning that EuroPaviil is operating at a time when the safety of all its employees is under threat.”
EuroPAVil had just completed its fourth season of operation when it caught fire.
It will be decommissioned and closed for refurbishment.
The airline said it would be closed for “a period of at least one week” until it was inspected by the UK fire service and the fire service “could determine a proper refurbishment plan for the aircraft”.
Farrart added that Europavia was working with the fire services to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its staff.
“If the fire were to continue, the Europaviil fire service would be called upon to assist us as soon as possible,” he said.
EuropAvil said it had taken “all reasonable measures” to prevent the fire spreading to its main terminals.
EuroPAvil has said the fire was caused by a faulty wiring harness, and that it has hired an outside contractor to inspect the fire.
EuropaVil is still working to restore power to all terminals.
“All systems are working as planned and EuropAVil is currently operational in all of its scheduled operations,” the airline said in a statement.
The IFA said it was concerned about the increasing number of aviation accidents in Europe, with some 80 deaths reported to the authorities last year.
“When you see the amount of smoke, the amount that is visible from the aircraft, it’s not something that you’d expect.””
When you see the amount of smoke, the amount that is visible from the aircraft, it’s not something that you’d expect.”