Warrenton, OR 97146


About JBT LEKTRO, Inc.


1190 SE Flightline Drive
Warrenton, OR 97146

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LEKTRO is the global leader in electric, towbarless aircraft towing vehicles. Their patented universal cradle gently lifts the nose gear and allows for unparalleled towing maneuverability.

LEKTRO invented the first towbarless towing vehicle in 1967 and continues to pioneer leading technologies for safer, more efficient aircraft towing. Their all-electric towing vehicles come in five different model series that can handle aircraft ranging from the smallest piston aircraft to narrow body airliners like the Boeing 757.

LEKTRO has more OEM towing certifications and is used by more OEMs than any other towbarless tug manufacturer.

It's not just a tug, it's a LEKTRO--the ultimate aircraft towing vehicle.

Products and Press Releases

JBT AeroTech, an Oshkosh Corporation Company
LEKTRO aircraft towing equipment
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

LEKTRO Aircraft Tractor Series

Oct. 24, 2023
For next-level reliability, LEKTRO electric, towbarless tractors from JBT AeroTech Corporation, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, have become a prominent resource for both ...
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May 18, 2023
LEKTRO 87 tow tractors are designed to tow aircraft with a MTOW up to 85,000 lbs., making them ideal for pushbacks and towing of turboprop aircraft and most wide-body business...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Electric Towbarless Aircraft Tugs

Oct. 16, 2019
With a reliable, easy to maintain design and all-weather capability, there's a LEKTRO model suitable for most applications from small piston aircraft to a BBJ or ACJ.
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

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

Dec. 5, 2018
LEKTRO, Inc. reached a new milestone delivering their 5,400th aircraft tug to Airbus at their manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

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

May 21, 2018
The new units replaced Southwest’s conventional fossil-fueled tractor fleet at SJC. Their use will ensure safe and reliable pushback operations while lowering the overall carbon...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

AP8950SDB-AL-250 Towbarless Pushback Tractor

Sept. 28, 2017
JBT LEKTRO’s AP8950SDB-AL-250 is an emissions-free, towbarless pushback tractor. Certified to tow virtually every narrow-body airliner from the B757 down through regional turboprops...

LEKTRO First To Be Certified On Boeing’s 737 MAX

Sept. 26, 2017
Capable of towing up to 210,000 lb. aircraft, the AP8950SDB-AL-200 is the first Towbarless Towing Vehicle (TLTV) to be certified to handle the new Boeing aircraft.
Pictured (L to R) Larry Laney, Southwest Airlines Ground Support Director and Eric Paulson, President of LEKTRO.

LEKTRO Named Southwest Airlines Equipment Provider of the Year

July 24, 2017
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...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

American Airlines Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,000th Electric Tug

March 3, 2017
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,...
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LEKTRO Rings in 70th Anniversary with Heritage and a Hybrid

Nov. 20, 2015
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...

Articles & News

Elite Line Services
Getting ahead of the problem by offering top-notch parts and technical support, dedicated maintenance assistance and technical training ensures that a manufacturer's logo is seen rolling down the flight line of the world's airports for years to come.
Maintenance Providers

Specialty Training For GSE Maintenance Professionals

March 19, 2014
The best part is, many of these courses are low cost or free of charge at the manufacturer's offices. Here are but a few of the companies offering courses to further your 'A' ...
Chief Warrant Officer Greg McDermott stands in front of a new fleet of SATS, a standardized tow tractor developed originally for the United States Army.
Fueling Equipment & Accessories

CWO Greg McDermott: Ground Support Team Leader 2012

May 24, 2012
United States Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Greg McDermott has spent the past 12 years in charge of GSE purchasing and training for the USCG’s only Aviation Logistics Center...


Jesse Long

Executive Vice-President

Henry Balensifer

Communications Director

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Lektro Ushers in 70th Anniversary With A Bang

Sept. 3, 2015
The events ranged from salmon fishing charters and sightseeing tours, to a main event at the county fairgrounds with obstacle courses, a game show and a static display of legacy...
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LEKTRO Moves The Blue Angels

July 20, 2015
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...
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LEKTRO Hires New Engineering Director

June 26, 2015
Anya Getman, Ph.D., will lead LEKTRO’s product design, certifications and technology development efforts.
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LEKTRO Celebrates 70th Anniversary

May 8, 2015
LEKTRO kicked off their 70th anniversary in business at the NBAA Maintenance Managers Conference with a dinner cruise on the Willamette River.
Pictured L to R: Sergio Oliveira e Silva (Engineering Manager of Jet Aviation Hong Kong), Nigel Parker (Managing Director of Jet Aviation Hong Kong), Jesse Long (Executive Vice President of LEKTRO, Inc.).
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Jet Aviation Orders A LEKTRO For Its New Macau Operation

April 16, 2015
Last year Jet Aviation bought the 4,500th LEKTRO for its new Dubai operation.
At NBAA LEKTRO’s president, Eric Paulson, handed the keys of the 4,500th LEKTRO tug, a model AP8850SDA, to Stefan Benz, Jet Aviation’s vice president of Jet Aviation MRO and FBO Services, EMEA & Asia.
Trade Associations & Events

LEKTRO Announces Sales Of Its 4,500th Tug

Oct. 22, 2014
Company hands keys to tug to Jet Aviation Dubai at opening day of NBAA Convention.
Capable of towing up to 210,000 lb. aircraft, the AP8950SDB-AL-200 was introduced in 2013 paving the way for LEKTRO to break in to the major airline market.
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Lektro's Largest Tow Tractor Gains Certification From Airbus

Sept. 11, 2014
Along with Boeing certification, the AP8950SDB-AL-200 is now approved to handle all major single-aisle jetliners.
YYC is Million Air’s newest fixed base operation. In addition to their impressive line of amenities for pilots and passengers, their purchase of a LEKTRO represents a commitment to reliability and sustainability.
FBOs & Tenants

LEKTRO Delivers 4,300th Tug To Million Air's Newest FBO

April 1, 2014
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...
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 narrow-body airliners.

Lektro Receives Airbus Towing Certification

March 17, 2014
Lektro is proud to announce its AP8950SDB-AL-200 towing vehicle is now certified to tow the Airbus A318, A319 and A320.