Take off for the new generation Panthers

Published:  24 November, 2015

Five months ago, the fourth generation of the Rosenbauer Panther made its debut at Interschutz. First to take the crash tender on was the Changi Airport Group of Singapore. The Changi Airport Group  has been voted the ‘World’s Best Airport’ three times in a row and also has two Rosenbauer rescue staircases in its vehicle fleet. 

The new Panther for Singapore Changi Airport is equipped with an integrated N80 pump complete with a Fixmix 2.0 foam proportioning system, a powder unit, an RM65 roof and an RM15 front monitor. The truck carries a payload 12,000 litres of water, 1,500 litres of foam and 250 kg of powder and is fitted with a 16.5m Stinger extinguishing arm. 


Major order from India

The first large contract has come from the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It has placed a fifty-vehicle order comprised entirely of the new Panther 6x6 with 10,000 litres of water, 1,300 litres of foam and 250 kg of powder on board. The extinguishing technology consists of an N80, a Fixmix 2.0, a powder unit and an RM80 roof monitor. The pump and the monitor have been harmonised and both offer maximum output of 9,000 l/min. The monitor has a throw range of up to 100 m.
 
The Airports Authority of India operates 125 airports across the subcontinent including eleven major and 81 regional hubs. The fifty Panthers will be delivered by the end of 2016 and then distributed by the AII among 23 regional airports that will include Bhopal, Udaipur, Varanasi, Raipur, Bhubaneswar or Coimbatore. With the new vehicles, the Airports Authority has more than doubled its Panther fleet to over one hundred. Most recently, the AAI put six Panther trucks into operation and the first was delivred at the end of October. 


Apart from the new Panther, its predecessor model continues to be in great demand. In 2016, trucks will be supplied to the Lanzhou Zhongchuan and Chengdu Shuangliu airports in China, as well as other airports in South Korea, Kuwait, Mongolia and the Faroe Islands, to name but a few. Rosenbauer is also delivering the Panther in the USA. For example, during this year vehicles were supplied to airports that include Houston, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale and next year Los Angeles Airport will receive a crash tender from the company.

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