RUSSIA Two Moscow airport operators have acquired new apron buses from Viseon, the licensed manufacturer of Neoplan airport buses. Vnukovo airport is receiving 10 Neoplan Apron N9122L whilst Domodedovo airport is taking seven.
The buses measure 14.72m long and 3.17m wide. Each accommodates up to 137 passengers. Three large double doors on each side and the standard kneeling function of the ECAS air suspension ensure a quick and convenient entry and exit for passengers. They are powered by 6.9 litre MAN D0836 engines with an output of 220bhp (156 kW). All Neoplan airport buses use front-mounted engines which drive the front wheels via a Voith DIWA D851.3E automatic three-speed gearbox. The driven front portal axle is manufactured by Kessler, as are the wheel trunks of the Neoplan independent wheel suspension on the rear axle. Like all Viseon products the Neoplan airport buses are manufactured at the Pilsting plant, Lower Bavaria.
“We are very pleased two operators of international airports in Moscow have chosen our Neoplan buses for their fleet expansion and renewal,” said Viseon MD Joachim Reinmuth. “This underlines once again our concept of linking high-quality bodywork and modern drive technology with a groundbraking design, meets the current demands of the world’s airports.”
Four other variants are offered in the apron bus range to cover demands for varying passenger capacities ranging from 66 to a maximum of 137 passengers. Lengths of 13.3m and 14.7m include width options of 2.75m or 3.17m. The shorter model is 12m long and only available in a width of 2.75m. Viseon can also supply customised buses or VIP versions for specific applications.