Philipp Platzl

Philipp Platzl

About Philipp Platzl

The airport fire departments of this world are the focus of Philipp Platzl. As a global product manager for airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, he deals intensively with the special customer requirements in order to continuously develop and improve PANTHER, escape stairs and co.

Safety mission for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles – Cab & assistance systems

By | 08.09.2020|ARFF Vehicles, Vehicles| 6 minutes read

In the last part of the blog series "Safety mission for aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles," the topics of vehicle stability and driving dynamics were examined in more detail. In this part, we focus [...]

Escape stairs: the height makes all the difference.

By | 20.01.2020|ARFF Vehicles, Vehicles| 4 minutes read

This may not be a well-known fact, but escape stairs are often an airport fire department's most commonly deployed vehicle. The essential purposes of escape stairs can be expressed in a nutshell as creating quick [...]

Right ​in ​the ​middle ​of ​things – ARFF Working Group Confrence

By | 25.06.2019|Company & people, Events| 5 minutes read

"Global Partners Working Together for Aviation Fire Safety & Protection" – it was under this slogan that the joint conference of the ARFF Working Group and the Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) was held from [...]

Safety mission for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles – stability and driving dynamics

By | 17.04.2019|ARFF Vehicles, Vehicles| 4 minutes read

As already mentioned in the last blog post about the electronic braking system EBS of ARFF vehicles and the electronic directional stabilization program ESC, safety awareness is becoming more and more important for the fire [...]

Even more safety for the PANTHER

By | 15.10.2018|ARFF Vehicles, Vehicles| 3 minutes read

To provide the fastest possible assistance at airports, the PANTHER has a correspondingly high engine power and acceleration values. One of the many requirements is to quickly deliver large amounts of extinguishing agent to any [...]