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Press Release / July 15, 2014

Scania and body manufacturer Lavrita Engineering have partnered to produce all-wheel-drive Scania P440-based airport rescue and fire fighting apparatus for Brazil’s airports.

Called the CCI-AP2 Phoenix, the $45.7 million order is for 64 units.

"Scania, with their 4x4 P440 chassis, was the only manufacturer able to meet our requirements” said Wilson Molina Ribas, technical director for Lavrita Engineering. "Our special equipment division offers the latest in airport fire fighting designs and technologies. This next-generation vehicle is a tool of utmost importance to the operations of airport security, the fire fighting aircraft missions, as well as the vicinity of airports."

The 33 trucks delivered this first batch will be leased by SAC to airports in the cities of Alta Floresta (MT), Altamira (PA), Araguaína (TO), barriers (BA), Bonito (MS), Cacoal (RO), Caruaru (PE ), Southern Cross (AC), Fernando de Noronha (PE), Ilheus (BA), Empress (MA), Ji-Paraná (RO), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Macapa (AP), Maraba (PA) Paulo Afonso (BA), Santarém (PA) Sinop (MT), Tabatinga (PM), Teffe (AM) and Vitória da Conquista (BA).

The specialized Scania P440 4x4 cab and chassis is a platform long recognized by fire and rescue organizations around the globe for its extreme all-terrain capabilities.

Lavrita Engineering designs, manufactures and assembles custom fire apparatus bodies utilizing equipment from Austria’s Rosenbauer including the latest in water pump and deck gun design.

The JRC-AP2-Phoenix is capable of carrying over 6100 liters of water for foam production, 780 liter LGE (liquid foam generator) reservoirs and 200 kilograms of DCP (dry chemical powder). It is equipped with a 5,500 gpm pump, deck gun with a minimum range of 70 meters and a lower cannon with a minimum range of 46 meters.

These vehicles operate only in case of emergencies must be able to accelerate from 0 to 80 km/h in less than 35 seconds, meeting international standards, with a top speed of 113 km/h.

An Allison HD 4500 allows for simultaneous vehicle movement and pump operation, for enhanced firefighting speed and efficiency.

Certified by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Canada’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), these trucks can operate at any airport in the Americas.

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