ON APRIL 12 Oshkosh Airport Products announced that it has delivered ten Striker aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Operadora de Aeropuertos Centro Norte (AIRPLAN), airport operators based in Medellin, Colombia. AIRPLAN is placing nine Striker 1500 vehicles and one Striker 3000 vehicle at key commercial airports throughout Colombia.
Oshkosh, working with its local distributor for the region, Bogota-based Industrias Ivor S A Casa Inglesa, is conducting extensive operator and maintenance training prior to the vehicles being formally placed into service.
The ARFF vehicles are located at the following airports: Rio Negro Airport (one Striker 3000 and two Striker 1500 models); Medellin Airport (two Striker 1500 models); Carepa Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Corosal Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Quibdo Airport (one Striker 1500 model); Monteria Airport: (two Striker 1500 models).
Oshkosh says that the Striker 1500 features a 4 x 4 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and proprietary technologies such as TAK-4 independent suspension, triple agent fire fighting capabilities and Command Zone advanced electronics for enhanced manoeuvrability, fire-fighting power and reliability. Other features include 6095 litres of water capacity and 795 litres of foam capacity. The Striker 3000 vehicle features 12,200 litres water capacity and a 1590 litre foam capacity.
AIRPLAN is based in Medellin Colombia. Industrias Ivor SA Casa Inglesa of Bogotá will provide local service and support.