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Oshkosh delivers 17 Striker ARFF vehicles to GAP-operated airports in Mexico

Published on 24 February 2016
The Oshkosh Striker deliveries, to airports throughout Mexico, were completed in November 2015
The Striker ARFF vehicles offer advanced safety systems and deliver innovative fire suppression technology

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has delivered 17 Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles to airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V (GAP) in Mexico. The deliveries include a variety of Oshkosh Striker configurations, including seven (7) 4 X 4, eight (8) 6 X 6, and two (2) 6 X 6 with the Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret. The deliveries, to airports throughout the country, were completed in November 2015.

“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,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group Vice President and General Manager. “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.”

Autobuses Especializados SA (Atepsa) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is the Oshkosh dealer providing local service and support to GAP and its airports. With more than 20 years of experience, Atepsa is a national leader in sales, distribution and maintenance of specialised fire and rescue apparatus.

Delivers reliability and durability

Featuring advanced safety systems, the Oshkosh Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel and fully independent suspension, offers a smooth ride and exceptional off-road capabilities. The 670 hp, Tier 3 Deutz engine is mated to a seven-speed Allison electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery enabling acceleration from 0-80 kph (50 mph) in less than 32 seconds. The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.

Available on the Oshkosh Striker vehicle’s full range, the Snozzle HRET features 50-or 65-foot lengths and can be equipped with a penetrating nozzle, and colour or forward-looking infrared cameras that enable firefighters to discharge from 1.5 meters (5 feet) below grade to elevations as high as 19.8 meters (65 feet).

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V or "GAP" operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico. GAP provides services that contribute to the development of domestic, regional and international air transportation, while positioning its member airports as the most advanced of their kind through competitive management and operations, and continuously adapting to market demand.

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