Two new fire engines are in use at London Southend Airport.
The vehicles are designed to deliver a foam blanket on to a burning aircraft. They carry 8,000 litres of water and 1,000 litres of foam and the crew can operate the jets from within the safety of the cab.
The East has another airport linked to the capital. After London Stansted and London Luton you can now add London Southend to the list.
The airport, owned by the Stobart group,has recently undergone a £100m redevelopment, including a new hotel and train station.
Work to expand the terminal should be complete by the summer of 2014. Serena Sandhu reports.