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Why do most ARFF trucks tend to be so angular?

玄史生, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons I've been looking at various types of ARFF (aircraft rescue and firefighting) apparatus, and while some rapid-response vehicles do appear to be more conventional, most ...
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Why is this airport SUV following a commercial jet that just landed on the runway?

YouTube This SUV is flashing yellow lights at the top.
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Why do most vehicles seen at airports use slow flashing orange beacons?

Most vehicles seen at airports use slow flashing orange beacons rather than a rotating beacon, is there a purpose to this? What is the correct name?
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What does prevent installing an ADS-B transponder on a vehicle?

FlightRadar24 indicates they also track ground vehicles: Ground vehicles visible on Flightradar24 are generally those that are most active in the movement areas of an airport, like airport rescue and ...
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Are there specific names for airport vehicles used for de-icing?

Do de-icing vehicles used at airports for de-/anti-icing procedures have special names? I-ve searched the internet but have not found the exact names of these vehicles.
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Why are autonomous vehicles not used at airports for on-ground services?

Autonomous vehicles have been around for over an decade, other industries such as the maritime industry have already been using unmanned vehicles at ports. Curious to know why airports are reluctant ...
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What are these vehicles with no callsign used for?

I keep seeing these land based vehicles whenever I am looking airports on flightradar24, like in the image below: Why do they come up on the radar? Do they have a transponder? What is the purpose of ...
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