By Elsa Baxter
Deal with Austria's Rosenbauer Group to ensure 'high level of security and safety at airports'.
Saudi Arabia has signed a SR498m ($132m) deal with Austria’s Rosenbauer Group to modernise firefighting systems at 27 airports across the kingdom.
Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, signed the contract, a statement issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Tuesday.
“It’s an important step toward achieving the objectives of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, which seeks to ensure a high-level of security and safety at our airports,” he said.
Under the five-year deal Rosenbauer will provide 220 new firefighting vehicles as well as other equipment to improve facitlities at fire and rescue stations at the kingdom’s airports.
“The contract will help improve the efficiency and performance of firefighting systems in our airports,” Abdullah Al-Ruhaimy, president of GACA, told Arab News.
The deal is the biggest single order in Rosenbauer’s history, the paper said.