Venari launches Ziegler Z-Class air crash tender despite AFOA conference delay

Venari Group has announced that the Ziegler Group Z-Class ARFFV is now available to the UK’s aviation firefighting sector, despite the postponement of the Airport Fire Officers’ Association (AFOA) conference, where it was set to be revealed to the UK market.

Venari, the exclusive UK partner with Ziegler Group, has announced that the Z-Class air crash tender is now available to British and Irish airports following its global launch on 17th September. The vehicle has initially been due to launch for the first time in the UK as part of the Airport Fire Officer’s Association (AFOA) ‘s annual general meeting on 6th October at Venari headquarters. Still, it was postponed due to increasing COVID-19 restrictions.

The Z-Class is the latest launch in air crash truck production from Ziegler Group, which has been designed to improve both frontline firefighting and firefighter safety.

Venari Group CEO, Oliver North, commented: ‘The global unveiling of the new Z-Class on 17th September reassured the aviation firefighting sector that the bar can be, and is still being, raised, in a market which has craved this level of progression for such a long time. After supplying countless air crash tenders into numerous major UK airports, I genuinely believe the new Z-Class provides the step up which has been desired for the past five years.

‘This truck can perform at high speed while offering occupants the highest certified level of crash protection. The pump and roll capability is available at any time. This vehicle provides the single most ergonomically refined operation, which I have ever seen. It is all packaged together with the most striking aesthetics for a firefighting truck. The Z-Class is now seated at the throne as the crash tender to beat.

The coronation has unfortunately but understandably been delayed, but the Z-Class is very much here and ready to raise the bar for the British aviation firefighting market.’