In case of an emergency landing caused by engine(s) on fire (or other issues), multiple units would respond and passengers would evacuate immediately. The runway may be occupied for a long period of time. After the fire been extinguished, the aircraft would be pulled directly to the hangar instead of a stand. (who cares about the luggage). The runway would reopen after it’s been cleared up.
I’m thinking having all fire units, ambulances, and one or a few police units standby by the runway. (I believe it’s feasible because it’s quite similar to having four de-icing vehicles on a large de-icing pad) Also with airside shuttle(s) waiting for passengers evacuated from the aircraft. (Yes a new animation passengers evacuating is needed) After a pushback truck pulled the aircraft away from the runway, debris remains on the runway a service car or some other car would clear the mess up. (like how janitors work?)
A few details:
- Emergency flights can be scheduled for a one-hour turnover time on a remote stand so that the airside buses have a destination. It’s kind of awkward for those airports without a remote stand so still thinking.
- One solution is to mark an airside bus stop as emergency. (But still with the stand issue) The other solution, which I feel it feasible, is to let the passengers get off the bus on an attached stand and walk through the jetway. (I have seen ramp agents walk to a stand from the jetway)
- The current fire station seems to be too small having only four spots to park both fire engines and ambulances. (Especially when compared with the police station)
- An affiliated suggestion is to have pushback trucks pull the “not airworthy” aircrafts to the hangar.f
In cases of emergency landing with engine failure, or the animation in-game, an aircraft always land with its engine on fire. It’s great to see that fire engines are now implemented and will wait by the runway. But there’s only one fire engine to save the lives on the aircraft. And the aircraft can still taxi to a stand after the fire has been extinguished. I know there’ll be a lot of work to do but since it’s a simulator game and everyone is trying to make it looks more realistic.
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