“We are proud to have Oshkosh ARFF vehicles on frontline duty throughout Mexico at airports operated by GAP; it is a testament to our vehicles’ performance and reliability, as well as the service and support provided by Oshkosh dealer Atepsa,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “This new purchase for Los Cabos Airport, on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is especially noteworthy as it represents the first
new generation Striker sold in the country.”
The new generation Oshkosh Striker features advanced safety systems, and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The 4 x 4 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel independent suspension offers a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. The 697 hp, Tier 3 Deutz engine is mated to a seven-speed electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery enabling acceleration from 0-80 kph (50 mph) in less than 25 seconds. The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.
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. Los Cabos (The Capes) is one of Mexico’s most beautiful and exclusive destinations.
Oshkosh Dealer Atepsa, S.A. of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico provides local service and support.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group announced that Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V (GAP), a leading airport operator in Mexico, has purchased a new generation Oshkosh® Striker® 4 x 4 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle for Los Cabos Airport.
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®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products 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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