LEKTRO Celebrates 70th Anniversary with a Bang

LEKTRO Built On Family Values, Quality and Hard Work.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Warrenton, Ore. — LEKTRO ushered in its 70th Anniversary with a series of events for its customers, current and former employees, their families, vendors and friends. Customers flew in from all over the country to attend the highly anticipated event which had... More

LEKTRO Moves The Blue Angels

Hillsboro, Ore. / July 18, 2015 – Aircraft tugs built in Warrenton, Oregon, are used for precise positioning of the Blue Angels LEKTRO is proud to support the Oregon International Air Show with two of their all-electric, towbarless aircraft tugs for use by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team. The Warrenton, Oregon, based... More


Pioneering innovation: a hallmark of LEKTRO from the beginning Portland, Ore. — LEKTRO kicked off their 70th anniversary in business at the NBAA Maintenance Managers Conference with a dinner cruise on the Willamette River. This year marks a milestone for the electric aircraft tug manufacturer, who recently took their global leadership of the industry to... More

LEKTRO Hires New Engineering Director

WARRENTON, OR – LEKTRO is proud to announce the addition of Anya Getman, Ph.D., as their director of engineering. She will lead LEKTRO’s product design, certifications and technology development efforts. Her mix of education and technical experience make her the perfect leader for LEKTRO’s expanding engineering department. Anya earned her doctorate in electrical engineering from... More

Jet Aviation orders a LEKTRO for their new Macau Operation

Last year Jet Aviation bought the 4,500th LEKTRO for their new Dubai operation Shanghai, China. — LEKTRO and long-time customer, Jet Aviation, kicked off ABACE 2015 by finalizing a deal on a new LEKTRO model AP8850SDA. This unit is slated to go to Jet Aviation’s new Macau operation. LEKTRO pioneered the towbarless market when it... More

LEKTRO Welcomes New Operations Manager

Warrenton, Oregon — LEKTRO is proud to announce the addition of Paul Davis as their new operations manager. Paul will be responsible for directing production, assembly and logistics at LEKTRO’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Warrenton. He brings over 20 years of logistics and safety management experience to LEKTROs management team having previously managed hundreds... More

LEKTRO, Inc. sells 4,500th electric towbarless tow vehicle to Jet Aviation Dubai. Sets record for most towbarless tugs built.

Orlando, Fla. / October 21, 2014 – LEKTRO, Inc. announced the sale of its 4,500th electric towbarless tow vehicle to Jet Aviation Dubai. The milestone purchase establishes LEKTRO’s leadership in the aircraft towing industry as having sold more towbarless tractors than any other company in the world. On opening day of NBAA 2014, LEKTRO’s president,... More

LEKTRO Now Certified to Tow A321

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WARRENTON, ORE. – LEKTRO Inc., recently announced its largest aircraft tow tractor, the AP8950SDB-AL-200, has been certified by Airbus for use on the A321. This comes less than 6 months after the company received certifications to tow the A318, A319 and A320. Now certified to tow the complete Airbus A320 family, and... More

Record Sales Creates More Jobs at LEKTRO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2014 WARRENTON, Oregon – The economy has rebounded beyond pre-recession levels for Warrenton, OR based electric vehicle manufacturer LEKTRO, Inc. Recently, LEKTRO received several large contracts from airlines, corporations, FBOs and militaries worldwide. The demand for its state-of-the-art electric towbarless aircraft tugs have the company backlogged until the end of... More

LEKTRO Delivers Their 4,300th Tug to Million Air

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WARRENTON, Oregon, March 24, 2014 – LEKTRO, Inc. is very proud to announce the delivery of their 4,300th tug to Million Air YYC, in Calgary, Canada. LEKTRO’s Executive Vice President, Jesse Long personally visited YYC to deliver the all-electric vehicle. “It was a wonderful experience to be able to see this new... More

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