Hacor, an in-flight airline catering services provider, purchased seven Ford F-750 delivery trucks with propane autogas fueling systems that are produced by Roush CleanTech. The company serves multiple airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.
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.
The engine is designed for low nitrogen oxide emissions and is 90% cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard, according to Roush. Nitrogen oxides are regulated under federal air quality standards because they are known to be harmful to human health and to the environment.
“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. “The versatility and reliability of these propane vehicles allows us to operate our standard delivery and operating methods but with a low emission fuel.”
The vehicles are now in service and will fuel at existing public propane autogas stations.
“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.”