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Leonding - * 18 PANTHER in high-end design with a wide range of special
equipment
* All Schiphol Group ARFF vehicles from Rosenbauer by 2020
* New fleet with optimum life cycle performance

Rosenbauer, the world's leading fire service outfitter, has received an order
from airport operator Royal Schiphol Group for the delivery of 18 ARFF vehicles.
The Schiphol Group is re-equipping Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Lelystad Airports:
13 PANTHER 8x8 ARFF vehicles will be commissioned in Amsterdam, three PANTHER
6x6 ARFF vehicles in Rotterdam, and two PANTHER 6x6 ARFF vehicles in Lelystad.
All will be equipped with 16.5 m STINGER HRETs and high-end on-board
extinguishing technology. With the new PANTHER fleet, the Schiphol Group is
equipping itself for the further growth of the three airports, and is
significantly increasing the effectiveness of its fire brigades: Rotterdam will
in future meet the fire safety requirements of an ICAO and EASA Category 8
airport, while Lelystad will meet Category 7 standards with the new vehicles.

Airport of Superlatives
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the largest aviation hubs in the world,
with 63 million passengers a year, six runways, and a surface area of 2.8
hectares. Around 479,000 aircraft movements were recorded in 2016, with 322
destinations served and around 3,000 aircraft of ICAO Category 10 (Airbus A380,
Boeing 747-800) handled. The infrastructure is currently being expanded, and a
new terminal building will be built, which will increase the capacity of the
Dutch hub by 14 million passengers from 2023.

Vehicles of Superlatives
The vehicles for Amsterdam Airport are identical PANTHER 8x8s of the new
generation equipped with a STINGER high-reach extendable turret (HRET). "They
are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, safety, and ease of use, and,
equipped with numerous special options, they are perfectly adapted to the
conditions at Amsterdam Airport," says Steve John, area sales manager at
Rosenbauer.

The vehicles reach a top speed of 140 km/h and have special wide tires, which in
conjunction with a central tire pressure control system, provide greater
traction, especially on unpaved terrain. The teams are better protected than
ever before in the ECE R29/3 crash-tested cabs; drivers are supported by state-
of-the-art electronics (EBS, ADM, DWD) and a high-performance airport navigation
system (EMEREC DEVS).

The extinguishing technology's key components include a high-end pump unit with
an electronically controlled around-the-pump foam proportioning system, an
additional dry powder unit, two roof turrets, and an extinguishing lance
(piercing tool). The main and bumper turrets can be operated with maximum power
during driving, while the extinguishing lance can pierce an aircraft wall to
deliver water into the cabin. The HRET, turret and piercing tool are operated
via joysticks from the PANTHER cockpit. Color and thermal imaging cameras show
on a display where the operators are aiming with the turret and extinguishing
jet, and where they are deploying the piercing tool.

Sustainable Operation
The Schiphol Group has opted for Rosenbauer's PANTHER following an extensive
international selection process. Decisive for awarding the contract were the
superior technical concept and an excellent price-performance ratio. "Of great
importance to the customer was the lowest possible maintenance and service costs
over the entire product life cycle," adds Steve John. Behind this are the
environmental goals of the Schiphol Group, which aims to make its airports zero-
waste airports by 2030, with the Amsterdam hub becoming the most sustainable in
the world.




Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Ms Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: +43 732 67 94-568 
gerda.koenigstorfer@rosenbauer.com



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