Oshkosh Airport Products, an arm of Oshkosh Corporation, has supplied 17 Striker aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico (GAP)-operated airports in Mexico.
The vehicles delivered at the airports include a wide range of Oshkosh Striker configurations such as two 6 X 6, seven 4 X 4 and eight 6 X 6 along with the company’s Snozzle high-reach extendable turret.
Oshkosh’s Mexican dealer Autobuses Especializados (Atepsa), a company which has specialised in maintaining, selling and distributing fire and rescue apparatus for 20 years, supports the American company in providing local service to GAP and its airports.
Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice-president and general manager Jeff Resch said: "The Oshkosh Striker is synonymous with performance, reliability and durability, and this series of deliveries to GAP-operated facilities represents a continued vote of confidence in both the vehicle platform and our service and support team – led by Oshkosh dealer Atepsa.
"GAP is an excellent and well-respected airport operator, and we are proud to have this fleet of Oshkosh ARFF vehicles on frontline duty at these important airports throughout Mexico."
Oshkosh Striker provides enhanced safety to the 17 airports with the delivery of the latest fire suppression technology.
The 670 hp, Tier 3 Deutz engine is aligned to a seven-speed Allison electronic automatic transmission that allows acceleration from 0-80km/h in less than 32 seconds.
The Snozzle HRET are 50-65ft long and can be fixed with penetrating nozzle and infrared cameras that allows firefighters to discharge water from a distance of 1.5m below grade to elevations as high as 19.8m.
Gap manages 12 airports across Mexico to ensure their regional, domestic and international air transportation development.
Image: The ARFF vehicles delivered by Oshkosh include several Oshkosh Striker configurations. Photo: courtesy of Oshkosh Airport Products.