July 2017

LEKTRO wins supplier recognition

SWA Vendor of the Year Award (2)

LEKTRO was recently named Equipment Provider of the Year by Southwest Airlines.

The airline utilises LEKTRO’s model AP8950SDB-AL-200 towbarless pushback tractors, which made their first appearance in 2014 and which are certified to move every aircraft in Southwest’s inventory. This model utilises a proprietary limiter system that adjusts the braking and acceleration characteristics of the tug, ensuring a smooth pushback.

The award was presented to LEKTRO in recognition of fulfilling Southwest Airlines’ expectations for equipment reliability, customer service, parts support, training and overall value. Larry Laney, Southwest Airline’s Ground Support Director noted: “Since Southwest Airlines started purchasing equipment from LEKTRO in 2014, LEKTRO has met or exceeded the (award) criteria and has earned the respect of the entire GSE Leadership Team. Currently Southwest Airlines owns 45 LEKTRO towbarless tractors and has been an outstanding partner and definitely deserved the award.”

CAPTION  (Left to right): Larry Laney, Ground Support Director for Southwest Airlines and Eric Paulson, President of LEKTRO