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Mexico’s New Tulum International Airport Takes Delivery of Three Oshkosh Airport Products Striker ARFF Vehicles


The newly opened Tulum International Airport in Mexico has acquired an advanced fleet of Striker® ARFF vehicles to support emergency operations. 

APPLETON, WIS. (January 16, 2024)Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), announces the delivery of two state-of-the-art Oshkosh Striker® 4x4 and one Striker 6x6 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Tulum International Airport in Quintana Roo, Mexico. This delivery marks a significant step in enhancing the airport's emergency response capabilities following its opening in December 2023.

Tulum_InsetThe new Tulum International Airport, officially named Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Carrillo Puerto, is situated approximately 20 kilometers southwest of the Tulum urban area. It is a testament to the Mexican government's commitment to modernizing and expanding its aviation infrastructure. Oshkosh Airport Products has been a consistent partner in this endeavor, previously supplying five Striker 6x6 trucks with Snozzle® high-reach extendable turrets (HRETs) to Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), which opened in March 2022. Both AIFA and Tulum International Airport exclusively operate Oshkosh Striker fleets, underscoring the trust and reliability of Oshkosh products in critical aviation operations.

"After a comprehensive evaluation of all products available in the market, airport leaders recognized the Oshkosh Striker ARFF as the superior choice for performance and support, especially given the demanding environmental conditions of Southeast Mexico,” said Robert Colon, Associate Manager of International Sales – Latin America, Oshkosh Airport Products. “Our unique ability to incorporate an HRET on a Striker 4x4 ARFF vehicle was a key factor in being awarded this contract. Additionally, our local dealer, Autobuses Especializados SA de CV, remains committed to supporting the ARFF crews' training and service needs throughout the lifespan of these vehicles.”

Inset_2The new ARFF vehicles delivered to Tulum International Airport include two Striker 4x4 vehicles and one Striker 6x6 vehicle. Each Striker ARFF is equipped with a 50' Snozzle® and is able to handle the unique environmental challenges of the region. Features such as the Oshkosh TAK-4® Independent Suspension system and an advanced cooling system ensure durability, performance, and comfort for the crew under various conditions ranging from dust particles and salt fog to high humidity and extreme temperatures.

Other features of the Striker ARFF vehicles include a Scania DC16 V8 670 hp Tier 4F engine, an ergonomically designed cab for enhanced comfort with operator-friendly color coordinated buttons and switches, Command Zone™ advanced electronics system, and a low-attack bumper turret. 

Colon added, "Ensuring the safety and efficiency of airport operations is our paramount concern, and we are honored to support Tulum International Airport's mission with our advanced Striker vehicles. We look forward to continuing to support the Mexican market and local agencies."

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Topics: Striker, ARFF Sales

About Oshkosh Airport Products

Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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