Our Legacy

JBT has a long history of leadership in the aviation support industry.


  • FMC Airport Services is formed to provide dedicated maintenance for airline and airport handling equipment, as well as facilities maintenance, airport planning and apron management systems.
  • FMC Airport Services re-enters the military market with the design and development of the Halvorsen loader, selected by the USAF to replace all other 25K cargo loaders.
  • JBT Corporation is founded and introduced on the New York Stock Exchange (JBT) in 2008; FMC AeroTech is rebranded as JBT AeroTech.


  • JBT AeroTech opens a new manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China for the manufacture of Jetway® gate equipment.
  • JBT AeroTech announces a partnership with Swisslog to develop and manufacture advanced Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for hospitals worldwide.
  • JBT AeroTech opens new facility in Kunshan, China to manufacture Snow Panther™ deicer and Commander™ 15i cargo loaders.
  • JBT expands its Kunshan, China facility to manufacture FoodTech and AeroTech products.
  • 2017 – JBT acquires Aircraft Maintenance Support Services (AMSS), Ltd., a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality military and commercial aviation loading and servicing equipment.
  • 2019 – JBT acquires LEKTRO, a privately-held manufacturer of electric aviation ground support equipment.


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