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LEKTRO Receives Airbus Towing Certification

WARRENTON, Oregon, March 11, 2014 – LEKTRO, Inc. is proud to announce its AP8950SDB-AL-200 towing vehicle is now certified to tow the Airbus A318, A319 and A320. This, in addition to LEKTRO’s certification for Boeing 737s last year, makes their newest electric, towbarless tow tractor, the AP8950SDB-AL-200, certified to handle the majority of the world’s... More

LEKTRO Hires Local Talent to Head its Government Relations & Marketing Teams

Warrenton, Oregon…LEKTRO is proud to announce the addition of Henry Balensifer III to their management team. As the new government relations & communications manager, he will advocate for LEKTRO’s interests as well as lead their public relations and marketing projects. His mix of higher education and communications experience make him the perfect leader for LEKTRO’s... More

Lektro Delivers 3,700th Electric Towbarless Aircraft TUG

Warrenton, Oregon….Eric Paulson, President of LEKTRO, Inc., the world’s #1 producer of a towbarless aircraft tow tractors, announced that it recently delivered it’s 3,700th towbarless tractor to Delta’s Regional Elite Airline Services at the Detroit-Wayne (DTW) Michigan Airport. The Regional Elite model is LEKTRO’s popular 120,000 all-electric AP8850SDA-AL-100, certified to handle the complete range of... More

SkyWest Airlines takes delivery of 3,500th LEKTRO TUG at LAX operation

Warrenton, Oregon….On Feb. 3, 2009, SkyWest Airlines of St. George, UT took delivery of LEKTRO’s 3,500th Electric Towbarless Aircraft Tractor at its LAX operation. Eric Paulson, President of LEKTRO Inc., flew to Los Angeles to “hand the keys” to Troy Pearmain, SkyWest Airline’s Director of Ground Support Maintenance. LEKTRO, based in Warrenton, Oregon, manufactures the... More

Congressman David Wu vists LEKTRO

Warrenton, Oregon – Congressman David Wu joined LEKTRO executives, staff and community members on Monday, August 20 to mark the U.S. Department of Defense’s purchase of two LEKTRO aircraft tugs which will be converted to tugs that are powered with an alternative energy source. With Congressman Wu’s support, two LEKTRO tugs have been purchased for... More

Record Turnout for 7th annual LEKTRO U. S. Maintenance Symposium

Warrenton, Oregon — The 7th annual LEKTRO Maintenance Symposium was held May 8 – 10, 2007 in Warrenton, Oregon. LEKTRO owners from around the nation are invited to the Maintenance Symposiums to learn about electric SCR theory, troubleshooting, and mechanical systems, as well as preventive and routine maintenance procedures. LEKTRO’s Maintenance Symposiums are free of... More

LEKTRO sells 3,000th Towbarless Electric Aircraft Tug during AI Expo

Orlando, Florida – On the 2nd day of the Aviation Industry Expo, LEKTRO, Inc announced the sale of the company’s 3,000th towbarless electric aircraft tug to American Eagle Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas. American Eagle has purchased more than fifty LEKTRO Tugs since 1998. LEKTRO, Inc of Warrenton, Oregon has been making electric vehicles for... More

LEKTRO, Inc.the official towing vehicle of the NBAA, celebrates 20 years setting static displays

LEKTRO, Inc., manufacturers of towbarless electric aircraft towing vehicles, is celebrating 20 years of assisting the National Business Aviation Association with the set up and dismantling of aircraft static displays at the association’s trade shows. The first such help was provided in 1986 when the company sent two tugs to the NBAA convention static display... More

LEKTRO, Inc. pulls together 10-month evaluation of aircraft tugs by the Republic of Korea

Five years in the making, a July, 2006 trip to a Korean Air Force base in Dae Gu City was just the beginning of what is hoped to be a long partnership. LEKTRO president Eric Paulson accompanied the delivery of the first of two electric towbarless aircraft tugs which will be under evaluation for the... More

Senator Betsy Johnson supports Oregon business to better serve the state

Transwestern Aviation of Scappoose, Oregon, a company owned by Senator Betsy Johnson (D, District 16) and her husband John Helm, has recently added a Rockwell Turbo Commander 690B to the FBO aircraft fleet. The larger, more powerful turbo-prop/jet will be available for charter and help Senator Johnson better serve the constituents of her district. “Time... More

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