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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

Oregon Senator Betsy Johnson and Congressman David Wu congratulate LEKTRO president Eric Paulson

Oregon Senator Betsy Johnson and Congressman David Wu congratulate LEKTRO president Eric Paulson (center) on the recent expansion of his factory in Warrenton, Oregon. The red-ribboned water valve to the left was ceremonially “opened” to signify an important aspect of the expansion: The additional water services provided for this project will enable future expansion of... More

New Facility Welcomes Community Support at a groundbreaking

Beginning with a groundbreaking on 30 June 2005, and with the help of Governor Ted Kulongoski, LEKTRO embarked upon the expansion of their facility at 1190 Flightline Drive at the Astoria Regional Airport. The expansion is the result of a U.S. $3.5 million project with the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, Northwest Oregon Economic... More

LEKTRO employees pool funds to aid Katrina hurricane relief.

For one week in September, the 45 employees of LEKTRO, Inc. in Warrenton, Oregon raised funds to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Armed with matching funds from the corporation, LEKTRO president Eric Paulson presented the Clatsop Service Center of the American Red Cross with a check for more than $12,000 at the LEKTRO Factory at... More

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