The JP100SSC SOFTCAPTURE tug is equipped with the patented SOFTCAPTURE cradle which allows the tug operator to safely capture aircraft from the driver's seat without the use of straps on the strut or any part of the nose landing gear. This saves time and money by allowing you to move aircraft without getting off the tug. The SOFTCAPTURE mechanism eliminates the negative "strap capture" events so common when the strap is wrapped around the strut. The unit is designed to fit most common dual nose-wheel aircraft.
US Airways Express was Tronair's first customer to use thev JP100SSC SOFTCAPTUREtug. They put the units through the paces at busy Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C. and quickly became avid supporters of the tug.
"I have been impressed with Tronair's ability to engineer this device to meet the design requirements and provide the documentation necessary to gain carrier approvals D. Scott Baringer (Director - Ground Support Equipment, US Airways Express)
"Tronair has been fully invested in their customer's satisfaction and nothing has stood in their way of keeping units operational and in service. They have provided excellent support to our operation and they have been readily available to assist us with any concerns regarding the operation and maintenance of the JETporter SOFTCAPTURE Brian Wemple (Manager - Customer Service Support, Piedmont Airlines, Inc.)
"For the first time a GSE manufacturer has brought an interesting product down to our Express world. It is our pushback operator's tug of choice Fred Maslow (Analyst - Station Resource Allocation, Piedmont Airlines, Inc.)
|Details||1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty|
|Cradle Capacity||10,000 (4,536) lb (kg)|
|Height||39 (98.4) in (cm)|
|Length||209 (530.9) in (cm)|
|Max Aircraft Weight||100,000 (45,359) lb (kg)|
|Speed Empty||7 (11.3) mph (kph)|
|Speed Full Load||3 (4.8) mph (kph)|
|Weight||7,000 (3,175) lb (kg)|
|Width||70 (177.8) in (cm)|