Manchester Airport has purchased three Mitsubishi Shoguns to support its team of Airfield Safety Officers who patrol the runways, helping to ensure passenger and aircraft safety at one of Britain’s busiest airports. The LWB 3.2 litre Direct Injection Diesel engine model was chosen above all others in its class due to its combination of performance, four wheel drive capability, interior room and seating flexibility.
One of the most important aspects of runway duties for the Shoguns will be to ensure aircraft can land safely. To help in the job, the vehicles have been decked-out in full Manchester Airport livery including a bright yellow roof and light-bars to increase their visibility from the air. The rear of the Shogun has been fitted with ‘follow me’ decals to help guide the aircraft to and from the runway in all weather conditions. The Shoguns will also be used for everyday runway and taxiway inspections.
Peter Malloy, Fleet Manager for Manchester Airport said, "Choosing the right vehicle for the job was very important. It has to deliver in terms of performance, handling, economy, reliability, comfort, cost and its all round ability to do the job. The Mitsubishi Shogun was the best choice with a good reputation for reliability and a solid three year unlimited mileage warranty."
Andy Werthiem, Mitsubishi’s Manager of National Fleet Sales stated, "Winning this contract with Manchester Airport is another testament to the ability and customer focus of our Fleet Team here at Mitsubishi. We have set out our stall to offer uncompromising customer service, and we are proud that Manchester Airport have chosen Mitsubishi to be one of their key suppliers".Published 29 March 2004