Oshkosh puts its new generation striker vehicles on duty at airports across southeastern Mexico
Published on 6 March 2015
Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation 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.
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