Country’s largest airport celebrates arrival with rollout ceremony at African Airshow 2017.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 28, 2017) – Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, has delivered three Oshkosh® Striker® 6 X 6 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Kotoka International Airport (ACC) located in Accra, the capital of Greater Accra in the West African country of Ghana. Their arrival was celebrated with a traditional rollout ceremony at the airport, held in conjunction with the African Airshow, the First Annual Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa.
“We congratulate Kotoka International Airport’s investment in their emergency response capabilities with these three Oshkosh Striker vehicles,” said Erik Lampe, Oshkosh Airport Products vice president and general manager. “We are proud to be working with the Ghana Airports Company Limited to bring these trucks to West Africa, and were honored to have Oshkosh representatives in attendance at the ceremony to celebrate the new trucks and the professionals that use them.”
Integrated on the trucks is the Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle® high reach extendable turret (HRET), with a hardened carbide steel tip, a perforated nozzle, and a forward-looking infrared camera. The Oshkosh Snozzle HRET is a game-changing firefighting technology that has proven its mettle with firefighting forces at many of the world’s largest airports.
Each of the apparatus is equipped with Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension for a smooth ride and exceptional 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 engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors – on either side of the engine compartment – for easier servicing.
The three Oshkosh Striker vehicles undertook a 10,000 km, month-long land and sea journey to Ghana in September. “This delivery serves as a reminder of the global presence of our Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles,” added Lampe. “Our products meet the needs of airports around the world, and we maintain a knowledgeable and reliable network to support our customers in their critical mission.”
The Oshkosh Striker, available in 4 X 4, 6 X 6 and a game-changing new 8 X 8 configuration, feature advanced safety systems, innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability and durability.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products has delivered three Oshkosh® Striker® 6 X 6 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Kotoka International Airport (ACC) located in Accra, the capital of Greater Accra in the West African country of Ghana. Their arrival was celebrated with a traditional rollout ceremony at the airport.
About Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, 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
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
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