Oshkosh Striker Vehicles Now on Duty at Airports Across Southeastern Mexico
OSHKOSH, WI (March, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, placed four new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles on frontline duty at airports across southeastern Mexico. The most recent, in December 2014, is an Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 ARFF vehicle outfitted with a Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) for Cancun International Airport on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Other airports receiving a new Striker include Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport in Mérida, Cozumel International Airport, and Veracruz International Airport. The vehicles were purchased by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste de C.V. (ASUR), a major airport operator in Mexico.
“We are extremely proud to have new generation Oshkosh Striker vehicles selected by ASUR for frontline duty at four of its key airports across southeastern Mexico – including Cancun International,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “It illustrates the ever-increasing popularity of the Striker ARFF brand in Mexico and throughout Latin America. The Striker is a proven, state-of-the-art emergency response vehicle, and an excellent match for these airports.”
The new generation Oshkosh Striker features advanced safety systems, and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability. The vehicle for Cancun International features a 6 x 6 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension for a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. The firefighting system includes an 11,356-liter (3,000-gallon) water tank, a 1590-liter (420-gallon) foam cell, and a 249-kilogram (550-pound) dry chemical system for multiple agent fire suppression capabilities.
The Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle HRET – equipped with a hardened carbide steel tip, a perforated nozzle, and a forward-looking infrared camera, enables firefighters to discharge from 6.1 meters (20 feet) below grade to elevations as high as 19.8 meters (65 feet). The Striker’s engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.
Cancun International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and serves as the point of entry to the "Mundo Maya" region. More than 17 million passengers were served by Cancun International Airport in 2014. Oshkosh Dealer Atepsa, S.A. of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico provides local service and support.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group placed four new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles on frontline duty at airports across southeastern Mexico. The most recent is an Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 ARFF vehicle outfitted with a Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) for Cancun International Airport on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in December 2014.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR) is a Mexican airport operator with concessions to operate, maintain and develop the airports of Cancún, Mérida, Cozumel, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlán in the southeast of México, as well as a 50% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport of Puerto Rico. The Company is the first privatized airport group in Mexico, and is listed both on the NYSE in the U.S., where it trades under the symbol ASR, and on the Mexican Bolsa, where it trades under the symbol ASUR.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com
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