Pictured (l-r) Airport Safety Lead Nathan Wall, Airport Police Sergeants Andreas Fitzsimmons and Sean McSuibhne; and Safety & Training Co-ordinator David Crowley. (Pic: Brian Lougheed)

Three new state-of-the-art vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork’s Airport Police Service, as part of its continued investment by the airport to assist in its policing and safety functions.

The hi-spec John Deere Gator utility vehicle will improve the ability of the Airport Police Service (APS) to patrol and respond off-road and operate on all terrains during severe weather conditions.

The second new addition to the APS fleet is a Skoda Kodiaq 4X4 patrol response vehicle, while a new dedicated safety vehicle, a Dacia Logan, has been purchased to ensure the continued compliance with new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.

All three vehicles have been customised to meet the operational needs of the APS and Safety Department, which are responsible for policing, operational security and safety at Ireland’s second busiest international airport.

Con Dooney, General Manager of Operations and Safety at Cork Airport, said the three new vehicles will play an important role in the continued safety and security operations at Cork Airport. “This is part of our ongoing work with the EASA to ensure Cork Airport continues to meet the highest standards of aviation safety,” he added.