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Simon Meteor
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No: 723   Contributor: Archie McKinnon   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Simon   Country: United Kingdom
Simon Meteor

This crashtender was in service at the Edinburgh International Airport.It is nowadays part of the collection of the museum of Flight. The aiport donated this truck to the museum.
Picture added on 16 April 2006
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Just a pity that NMS is reluctant to maintain it.

Added by Stevie Murray on 14 December 2007.
Here at Malta International Airport, we have one which is still in service but I am afraid that now it is reaching its retiring time.We do our best to keep her in good condition as much as possible.

Added by Francis Caruana S-Fire-O on 08 April 2008.
At Malta International Airport we still use Meteor as a back-up fire tender with other three Panthers Major Trucks.

Added by Francis Caruana S-Fire-O on 08 April 2008.
Hello Francis, we have probabaly met at some point, you may remember us. We came to visit the MIA Fire Section on two occasions with two ex RAF fire fighters. You treated us like VIPs and made us most welcome. The Malta Historic Vehicle Trust would be very interested in preserving the Meteor when it is eventually retired. How do you think we might go about it?

Added by Mario Zammit, Chairman, MHVT on 26 December 2009.
Yes I remember you very well. We still make use of the Meteor especially when other fire trucks are for servicing but it's not for me to decide what happens when we no longer needed this vehicle but count on me to speak on your behalf when that time comes. In the mean time keep up your good work.You can always check with MIA top managers to see what they have in store for the future.

Added by Francis Caruana on 27 December 2009.
Francis,many thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Your support and assistance are greatly appreciated. We'll do our best from our end to make sure the old girl goes into preservation when she is retired. Many thanks again.

Added by Mario Zammit on 29 December 2009.
When was this vehicle retired?

Added by David Jones on 30 June 2010.
Hi David, the Meteor at Malta International Airport has not been retired. We approached MIA about it and were informed that it had recently undergone refurbishment and serves the Airport Fire Section as their Rapid Intervention Vehicle.

Added by Mario Zammit MHVT on 01 July 2010.
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