Ramp Equipment News cover story extolls benefits of JBT LEKTRO.

Ramp Equipment News magazine’s cover story for the August-September 2020 issue featured JBT’s LEKTRO® towbarless pushbacks and long time LEKTRO user Atlantic Aviation. For more subscribe to Ramp Equipment News. http://www.rampequipmentnews.com/site/   More

JBT AeroTech Holds GSE Customer Open House

JBT AeroTech’s GSE Business Unit welcomed more than 50 customers from countries around the world to their product Open House at the Orlando, Florida manufacturing facility.  The May 8th event highlighted JBT AeroTech’s commitment to providing great products and great service.  The program consisted of factory tours, product training, operational demonstrations, and static displays of... More

JBT Corporation to Acquire LEKTRO

JBT & LEKTRO Stronger Together Warrenton, OR –LEKTRO, Inc. is pleased to announce that an agreement is in place for its acquisition by Chicago-based JBT Corporation (NYSE:JBT). “We are excited to be part of JBT,” said Eric Paulson, owner of LEKTRO, “together our companies will provide customers a global sales and support presence, a much... More

Airbus Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,400th Electric Tug

Hamburg, Germany –LEKTRO, Inc. reached a new milestone delivering their 5,400th aircraft tug to Airbus at their manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany. This milestone breaks LEKTRO’s previous record as the world’s number one producer of electric towbarless aircraft tugs. The sale was brokered by LEKTRO’s authorized dealer for Germany and Austria, Bartosch Airport Supply Services... More

Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,300th Electric Towbarless Tug

Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,300th Electric Towbarless Tug San Jose, California –LEKTRO, Inc. reached a milestone recently when Southwest Airlines took delivery of its 5,300th towbarless tug ever built. Southwest placed LEKTRO #5300 into service at its San Jose, CA (SJC) operation. To date, LEKTRO has produced more towbarless aircraft tractors than any... More

LEKTRO First Towbarless Tug Certified to Handle Boeing 737 MAX

Warrenton, Oregon –LEKTRO Inc., is proud to announce the certification of their AP8950SDB-AL-200 for towing the Boeing 737 MAX. It is the first Towbarless Towing Vehicle (TLTV) to be certified to handle the new Boeing aircraft. Due to the versatility of LEKTRO’s proprietary automatic aircraft recognition system, this also means that the company’s larger AP8950SDB-AL-250... More

LEKTRO Named Ground Support Worldwide’s Product Leader of the Year

Warrenton, OR — Aircraft tug manufacturer LEKTRO announced it recently received the Southwest Airlines Vendor of the Year and Ground Support Worldwide Magazine’s Product Leader of the Year Award. Southwest Airlines Vendor of the Year: LEKTRO provides Southwest Airlines their aircraft pushback tractors, also known simply as “tugs”. LEKTRO only sells one model of tug... More

Southwest Airlines Names LEKTRO Equipment Provider of the Year

LEKTRO Named Southwest Airlines Equipment Provider of the Year Warrenton, Oregon —LEKTRO was recently named Equipment Provider of the Year by Southwest Airlines. The airline utilizes LEKTRO’s model AP8950SDB-AL-200 towbarless pushback tractors, which first debuted in 2014 and are certified to move every aircraft in Southwest’s inventory. It utilizes a proprietary limiter system that adjusts... More

LEKTRO Delivers Milestone 5,000th Tug To American Airlines LAX

American Airlines Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,000th Electric Tug          Los Angeles, California –LEKTRO, Inc. reached a milestone today delivering their 5,000th aircraft tug to American Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). To date, LEKTRO has produced more towbarless aircraft tugs than any other manufacturer in the world. The tug, a... More

LEKTRO Customer Baer Air Moves Embraer’s Newest Legacies

Embraer opened up their newest facility at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) with a static display to show off their aircraft in front of it. In order to execute a perfect and close fit for their display Embraer asked Jamie Toler, FBO Manager at Baer Air, to set it up. Jamie chose to use their LEKTRO to... More

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