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Lektro adds Boeing & Airbus to list of Certifications

LEKTRO, Inc., an Oregon based electric vehicle manufacturer since 1945, announced that its largest towbarless tractor, the AP8950SDB-AL, has been approved by Boeing for its family of 737 aircraft, and by Airbus for its A318-321 series of aircraft. Many airlines are excited at the news and plan to begin adding LEKTRO tugs to their GSE fleet, following the footsteps of their regional airline counterparts who have successfully used LEKTRO tugs for over 15 years.

LEKTRO has nearly 4,500 units in operation around the world, the most towbarless tractors of any manufacturer.

LEKTRO revolutionized the towing industry when it developed the world’s first towbarless tractor in 1967.

LEKTRO offers four series of its popular towbarless tow tractor, ranging in capacity from 30,000 lbs. to 210,000 lbs. There is hardly an aircraft in this size range LEKTRO cannot handle. All models utilize LEKTRO’s patented universal nose lifting cradle and winch system. This enables the LEKTRO to handle a wide range of nose gears and designs, including Dash 8, ATR, ERJ, CRJ, MRJ, Boeing and Airbus. LEKTRO has also developed a hybrid diesel/electric version as well as one that runs on hydrogen.

The Boeing and Airbus approvals are in addition to other OEM approvals including Bombardier, Embraer, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Dornier, to name a few. No other tow tractor is as universal or has as many aircraft OEM approvals as LEKTRO tugs.

Volume 35, Issue No. 4 • April 2013