Oshkosh Truck Corporation announced that its Airport Products Group received an order from the Beijing Capital International Airport for 26 Oshkosh H-Series snow-removal vehicles.
These vehicles are specified in two configurations: 24 front-mounted broom units and two high-speed blowers. The order is valued at USD $10.6 million. All units will be delivered by autumn 2008 and will be commissioned and in service for the 2008-2009 snow season.
Opened in 1999 and located 20 kilometers northeast of Beijing's city center, Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport for the capital city of Beijing. As the radial center for aviation within China, it serves as the main hub for 11 domestic airlines and 55 international carriers, and provides more than 5,000 scheduled flights available to 88 cities in China and 69 cities abroad.
In September 2007, the company also announced it had received an order for six Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, to be used at the Beijing Capital International Airport and delivered in time for the summer 2008 Olympics.