OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 12, 2010) – Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), announced that it has delivered 10 Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to Operadora de Aeropuertos Centro Norte (AIRPLAN), airport operators based in Medellin, Colombia. AIRPLAN is placing nine Striker 1500 vehicles and one Striker 3000 vehicle at key commercial airports throughout Colombia.
"The reputation of the Oshkosh Striker continues to grow and thrive as the ARFF vehicle of choice throughout the world, and these deliveries to Colombia are a testament to its performance and innovation, as well as its robust service and support network," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.
Oshkosh, working with its local distributor for the region, Bogota based Industrias Ivor S. A. Casa Inglesa, is conducting extensive operator and maintenance training prior to the vehicles being formally placed into service. "It is exciting to complete our training program and have these vehicles on duty to enhance each airport’s emergency response capabilities," added Jones.
The ARFF vehicles are located at the following airports: Rio Negro Airport (one Striker 3000 and two Striker 1500 models); Medellin Airport (two Striker 1500 models); Carepa Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Corosal Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Quibdo Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Monteria Airport: (two Striker 1500 models).
The Striker 1500 features a 4 x 4 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and proprietary technologies such as TAK-4® independent suspension, triple agent firefighting capabilities and Command Zone™ advanced electronics for enhanced maneuverability, firefighting power and reliability. Other features include (6095 L) of water capacity and 210 gallons (795 L) of foam capacity. The Striker 3000 vehicle features (12,200 L) water capacity and a 420- gallon (1590 L) foam capacity.
AIRPLAN is based in Medellin Colombia. The Oshkosh dealer for the region, INDUSTRIAS IVOR SA CASA INGLESA of Bogotá, Colombia, will provide local service and support.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, 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 specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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