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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

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

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