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Malaysia Airport group orders 21 Rosenbauer Panthers
Published:  21 October, 2010

Rosenbauer, the Austrian manufacturer of firefighting vehicles, has received a contract from the UMW Group for the supply of 21 aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to the Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB). The order, which has a value of

17.4 mÄ, includes 19 Panthers (air crash tenders) with three-axle chassis and two pumper trucks for airport operations.†††

17.4 mÄ, includes 19 Panthers (air crash tenders) with three-axle chassis and two pumper trucks for airport operations.†††

The Panther had its debut in Malaysia in August 2009 at Petronas Kerteh Airport and now a further sixteen vehicles are to be stationed at the larger airports in western and eastern Malaysia during the course of 2011. Moreover, from the end of 2011, three additional vehicles are to become operational at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur. The LCCT is a terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which handles economy flight passengers.††††††

Over 800 Panthers are already in service in more than 70 countries.†