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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

LEKTRO unveils new snow plow attachment for AP88 and AP89 series

LEKTRO has successfully completed winter testing of its new AP8850SDA-H hybrid towbarless aircraft tug, as well as produced the first commercial snow plow attachment for a towbarless tug ever. Testing was conducted at several locations for the new hybrid tug, which was unveiled for the first time at the NBAA 2015 static display, where it... More

LEKTRO Ushers in 70th Anniversary at NBAA with Heritage and Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 19, 2015 –LEKTRO, Inc. celebrated their 70th year in business at NBAA with a combination of history and future technology. LEKTRO featured their Airporter, the world’s first towbarless aircraft tug at the Las Vegas Convention Center and their new diesel/electric hybrid, the AP8850SDA-H at the NBAA static display.... More

Skies Magazine Reviews LEKTRO’s 70 Years in Business

SKIES Magazine’s Ben Forrest reports on LEKTRO’s 70 years in Business. Read the article here. More

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

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