Los Angeles International Airport Catering Adopts Clean-Burning Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks
HACOR’s new alternatively fueled vehicles are 90 percent cleaner than EPA standard
LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2019) — At Los Angeles International Airport, airline passengers are now enjoying meals delivered by clean-operating propane autogas vehicles. HACOR, Inc., an award-winning in-flight airline catering services provider, purchased seven Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas, a domestically produced, clean and economical fuel. The company serves multiple airlines.
“LAX will significantly benefit from our low emission catering trucks, as will the nearby communities that we are operating from and within,” said Jason Lee, general manager of HACOR, which delivers up to 15,000 airline meals per day out of LAX. “The versatility and reliability of these propane vehicles allows us to operate our standard delivery and operating methods but with a low emission fuel.”
Each of HACOR’s vehicles is equipped with a Ford 6.8L V10 engine with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system certified to 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour. This engine has the lowest nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels of any propane engine in class 4-7 vehicles and is 90 percent cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard. Nitrogen oxides are regulated under federal air quality standards because they are known to be harmful to human health and to the environment.
“HACOR’s new propane autogas vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gases, NOx and total hydrocarbon emissions, and virtually eliminate particulate matter,” said Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “They will help to significantly clean up the air around LAX airport.”
The vehicles are now in service and will fuel at existing public propane autogas stations. There are thousands of propane autogas fueling stations across the United States.
HACOR unveiled its delivery truck during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (known as ACT Expo) in Long Beach, California.
About HACOR: Established in 1986, Los Angeles-based inflight catering company HACOR Inc. has been loyally providing meals to numerous airlines out of Los Angeles International Airport. Throughout the years, HACOR has won dozens of awards for its catering performance from world renowned airlines such as Singapore, Asiana, and All Nippon Airlines. It has always been a proponent in providing the highest quality meals thanks to its boutique-style catering. Recently, HACOR was purchased by OurHome, one of Korea’s biggest food manufacturing companies. With that, HACOR has undergone numerous improvements due to its new parent company and is continually seeking to better the company.
About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of Roush Enterprises based in Livonia, Michigan. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas and electric fuel system technology for medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles and school buses, and compressed natural gas fuel systems for school buses. As a Ford QVM-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across North America. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.