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.
The 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 the fall of 2008, and will be commissioned and in service for the 2008-2009 snow season.
“Oshkosh continues to pursue opportunities in Asia, and is the only U.S. manufacturer of custom snow removal vehicles with an established business unit in China,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer.
“This order is a direct reflection of our company’s commitment to being an innovative force around the globe.”
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 eleven domestic airlines and 55 international carriers, and provides more than 5,000 scheduled flights available to 88 cities in China and 69 cities abroad.
“This is Oshkosh’s largest order from the People’s Republic of China, and one of the largest single orders ever for the H-Series line of chassis. Our ability to provide the world’s most technologically advanced and innovative snow removal vehicles, plus around-the-clock local support through our dedicated Oshkosh facility in Beijing, were critical in Oshkosh being awarded this prestigious contract,” added Bohn.
In September 2007, the company also announced it had received an order for six (6) Striker aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles, to be used at the Beijing Capital International Airport and delivered in time for the summer 2008 Olympics. As the Chinese Civil Aviation system continues to rapidly grow, Oshkosh continues to actively supply needed vehicles to other airports.