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Fire-equipment maker Rosenbauer to supply 80 PANTHER ARFF to Brazil's Infraero Aeroportos

Published on 19 August 2011
80 PANTHER ARFF worth USD 42.9 million will be manufactured at Rosenbauer Minnesota and Rosenbauer Motors in Wyoming, MN
Rosenbauer will supply fire-fighting systems from its main plant in Leonding, Austria

Rosenbauer, the fire-equipment sector's premier manufacturer, recently signed a contract with Brazil's state-owned airport operator Infraero Aeroportos to supply 80 PANTHER ARFF, worth 42.9 m USD. 

By undertaking this fleet renewal program, Infraero Aeroportos is bringing fire-protection standards at Brazil's airports right up to date – all the more important in view of the approaching 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. All the country's international airports, such as Antônio Carlos Jobim Airport in Rio de Janeiro and Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo, will also benefit from new equipment as part of this program. This will ensure compliance with the – increasingly closely monitored – international airport certification regulations of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation). 

The PANTHERs are to be manufactured at the two US plants Rosenbauer Minnesota and Rosenbauer Motors in Wyoming, MN, with the fire fighting systems being supplied from the main plant in Leonding. The vehicles are to be supplied and commissioned in several tranches by January 2014. A prototype is to be handed over to the client before the end of this year. 

The vehicles in question are PANTHER 6x6's with powerful 665 HP Detroit Diesel engines. They have a top speed of 120 km/h and an extinguishant payload of 12,870 l. 

This success testifies yet again to the leading position occupied by the Rosenbauer Group, which won this international tender thanks to the high standards of engineering and quality insisted upon by Rosenbauer Minnesota. This new order marks an important building block on the way towards securing a good level of basic capacity utilization over the next two years.

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