Oshkosh Airport Products Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary; Showcases New Technologies at Inter Airport Europe

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will celebrate Oshkosh Corporation’s 100 Year Anniversary at inter airport Europe, Stand C90, on October 10-13 at the Munich Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The company will showcase and demonstrate a number of new technologies now available to airport customers around the world, including a Striker® Simulator virtual reality training system.

“The year 2017 is a historic year in Oshkosh Corporation’s history, and we are proud to celebrate this important milestone with our customers and industry colleagues at inter airport Europe,” said Erik Lampe, Oshkosh Airport Products group vice president and general manager. “One hundred years ago, our founders designed two vitally important all-wheel drive innovations that changed the world of transportation and today, we’re still innovating with products like the new Oshkosh® Striker 8 x 8 ARFF vehicle.”

Inter airport Europe visitors will have the opportunity to “test drive” the Oshkosh Striker Simulator virtual reality training system, responding to simulated emergency situations in a virtual reality cab environment. The system features actual cockpit components from the Oshkosh Striker vehicle, and includes a complete 180-degree view ahead as well as an overhead video monitor showing the Snozzle® high reach extendable turret in action. The Striker virtual reality training system depicts different environmental and weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog, night, and bright daylight as well as the delivery of dry chemical, foam, water, and even Halon.

Other componentry on display includes Oshkosh’s innovative EcoEFP™ foam percentage test system. EcoEFP’s patent pending electronic foam proportioning system allows ARFF crews to test the foam percentages without discharging any agent from the vehicle. The K-Factor™ system display is a new alignment tool that utilizes a sensor on the Snozzle piercing tip and a video monitor inside the cab to display a target for the operator.

Finally, the Oshkosh interactive RunwayReady™ telematics system display shows remote diagnostics and vehicle readiness capabilities. This unique system enables maintenance teams to remotely check vehicle fault codes, and to receive maintenance reminders and alerts, as well as other data from a smart phone or similar device. 

These innovative technologies and systems are available on the entire range of Oshkosh Striker vehicles, including the new Oshkosh Striker 8 x 8 apparatus with its matching pair of Scania rear-mounted, Tier 4F low-emission engines that deliver up to 1540 horsepower driving all eight wheels. 

“The Striker Simulator, and other interactive displays we will showcase at inter airport Europe represent the ARFF industry’s most comprehensive approach to aircraft emergency response,” added Lampe. “We will have experts on hand at Stand C90 to explain and demonstrate their benefits and advantages.”


About Oshkosh Airport Products

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®. 

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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