Lektro Tow Certified For A320 Family

Electric aircraft tow manufacturer Lektro has received certification from Airbus for its largest tow tractor, the AP8950SDB-AL-200, to be used on the A321

Electric aircraft tow manufacturer Lektro has received certification from Airbus for its largest tow tractor, the AP8950SDB-AL-200, to be used on the A321.

The approval comes six months after the OEM approved its use on other A320 family aircraft. The towbarless tug, which was launched last year, can tow up to 210,000lb and is fitted with an aircraft recognition system that senses the aircraft weight and adjusts the tug’s acceleration to avoid putting the nose gear under stress.

The tug also has approvals from Boeing covering the 737 series, as well as from ATR, Bombardier and Embraer.  

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