Air crash Fire Tender could carry 10,000 to 12,000 litres of water and 1,500 litres of foam. It could accelerate from 0 to 80 kmph in just less than 30 seconds. The vehicle could spray the extinguishing medium at 4,500 litres a minute.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) inducted these vehicles first in 2007-08 and at present there are 15 vehicles.
AAI would have 55 such fully computerised vehicles in airports across the country by May 2010.