Landi Renzo helps LAX airport expand CNG vehicle fleet
Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, announced an exclusive collaboration with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport authority that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The partnership involves the deployment of Ford F-250/350 vehicles fueled by CNG, used to support LAX’s fleet operations.
The vehicles come directly from the Ford manufacturing plant to Landi Renzo USA’s facility in Torrance, where they are converted with the Landi Renzo’s “Eco Ready™” CNG system.
Landi Renzo USA is the only approved Ford QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifier) developer for pick-up trucks certified by CARB (California Air Resources Board), the agency responsible for implementing California’s landmark climate legislation. As an OEM approved system under Ford’s QVM program, the original warranty remains fully in place.
LAX serves more than 87 million passengers a year and 2.2 million tons of goods pass through the airport each year and maintains one of the largest airport clean vehicle fleets in the nation.
Furthermore, over two-thirds of LAWA’s fleet vehicles use alternative fuels, with 68% of these using CNG. Through the adoption of the Airport Alternative Fuel Policy by the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, the airport is poised to further reduce its emissions.
“We are pleased to be associated with Los Angeles World Airports, a long-time advocate of clean transportation. They’ve been a great partner of Landi Renzo for years and we look forward to continuing to offer clean alternative solutions for their critical operations,” said Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA. “We have provided extensive CNG training and consulting to LAWA’s fleet department. In fact, we prototyped a couple of configurations to further streamline their operation to ensure it is efficient.”