JETporter JP30 Towbarless Electric Aircraft Tug

Tronair JP30
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Manufacturer: Tronair
Part Number: JP30
Condition: New
Warranty: 2 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
Rating: 5.0 Based on 1 customer review
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Improved JP30 Towbarless Electric Aircraft Tug

JetPorter OEM Approved By:
Bombardier, Cessna, Gulfstream, and Embraer


You Ask. We Help. Your FAQs answered for the JP30

The JP30 Electric Tug has been designed to provide one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to move aircraft. Originally designed for individual aircraft owners and corporate flight departments the JP30 has grown in popularity and is now in use by many FBOs. Building an easy to operate and effective towbarless tug saves our customers valuable hangar space, time, and money.

New and Improved Features

  • Upgraded controller for new regenerative braking.
  • Hill assist parking brake button.
  • Dead-man switch on joystick not floor.
  • Tie down rings four corners of chassis.
  • LED side marker lights. (IATA compliant)
  • Upgraded RED Mushroom power kill switch. (IATA complaint)
  • All lights are now LED.

Highlights and Benefits of JP30

  • All rubber tires. You will never have to worry about a flat tire.
  • Industrial deep cycle batteries.
  • Standard 50/60 Hz onboard battery charger.
  • 6 HP continuous duty drive motor.
  • Cradle side plates adjusted by a slide tube with spring loaded indexing pin.
  • Steering wheel top mounted horizontally so it doesn't interfere with the driver's legs.
  • 2 Year warranty from Tronair.
  • Unrivaled support and teamwork through our partnership with Tronair.

Standard Features:

  • 2 Year Tronair Platinum Warranty
  • Double hydraulic lift cylinders for raising and lowering nose wheel cradle
  • Rugged 6 horsepower, 48V, continuous duty-cycle drive motor with digital logic controller
  • Two speed transaxle power transmission
  • Built in 12-24-28/30V power supply to assist starting aircraft engines
  • Eight deep cycle 6V batteries (Full recharge in 8 hours)
  • Simple to use 120V AC internal battery charger
  • Two speed manual winch
  • Operator platform accommodates operator and a passenger
  • Solid state dynamic braking systems
  • Heavy gauge welded steel frame
  • Two forward and rear facing headlights and amber strobe light
  • Rubberized coating on aluminum diamond top plate
  • Finish: Durable Powder Coat Tronair Blue

Onboard Battery Charger

  • Built-in automatic 25 amp 48 volt DC charger is shipped wired for 115 (120) VAC/13 amp/60 Hz
  • Charger can be configured for 230 volts AC Single Phase 50/60 Hz by changing the fuse positions
  • Cord end connector shipped loose
  • Select cord size to match 15 amp requirement

GPU for Start Assist and Cables

Cables Included
  • Cessna - AN style
  • Piper - Round style
  • Standard

JP30 Weight and Dims

  • Length - 135 inches
  • Width - 40 inches
  • Height - 49 inches
  • Unit Weight - 2450 lbs
  • Max Aircraft Weight - 30,000 lbs
  • Cradle Capacity - 3,000 lbs
  • Empty Speed - 8 mph
  • Full Load Speed - 3 mph

Video Overview on JP30

You Ask. We Help. Your FAQs.

What is the towing capacity on the pintle hitch?
The draw bar pull on the pintle hitch will be limited by the available traction since there will presumably be no load in the cradle. There is not a published value but it will be under 3000 lbs DBP.

Trade In or Sell Your Used Tug

We will take your quality old electric aircraft tug in on trade or any used aircraft ground support equipment. If you have any questions regarding a trade-in or selling your aircraft ground support equipment (GSE), please contact us.


We provide a range of financing options for the JetPorter tugs. Visit our financing section or contact us for questions.
Alternate Models
JP-1Previous Model Number
JP1Previous Model Number
Length135 (342.9) in (cm)
Speed Full Load3 (4.8) mph (kph)
Max Aircraft Weight30,000 (13,608) lb (kg)
Height49 (124.5) in (cm)
Width40 (101.6) in (cm)
Weight2,450 (1,111) lb (kg)
Speed Empty10 (16) mph (kph)
K-4050Front Pintle Hitch (Slide In)
K-4101On-Board Air Compressor
K-4056Learjet 40/5 Adapter
K-4057Standoff Arm (for aircraft w/wheel pants)
K-4478Falcon 20/200
K-4052Westwind Adapter
K-4054PC 12 Adapter (JP30 only)
K-4177Sabreliner Adapter
K-4096Sipped Tire Set
K-4053MU2 (Solitaire only) Adapter
K-4055Falcon 50/900/2000 Adapter
K-4051Tire Chains
K-4094Jumper Cable Kit
Compatible Aircraft*
AdamA500, A700
AerospatialeNord 262
Airbus Military (CASA)212-100, 212-200
BAeJetstream 31, Jetstream 41
Bombardier (Business)C-21, Learjet 23, Learjet 24, Learjet 25, Learjet 31, Learjet 31A, Learjet 35, Learjet 45, Learjet 55, Learjet 60, Learjet 70, Learjet 75
Bombardier (Regional)Dash 6 (Twin Otter UV-18A)
Britten NormanIslander/Trislander
Cessna150, 152, 172, 177, 180, 182, 185, 206, 207, 210, 310, 320, 337 Skymaster, 340, 401, 402, 404, 411, 414, 414A, 421, 421C, Bravo, Caravan 208, Caravan 208B, Caravan 406, Citation 560 XL, Citation 560 XLS, Citation 650, Citation CJ1, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation Encore 560, Citation I 500, Citation I/SP 501, Citation II 550, Citation III, Citation IV, Citation M2, Citation SII, Citation Sovereign 680, Citation Ultra 560, Citation V, Citation VI, Citation VII, Latitude 680A, Mustang 510
Diamond AircraftDA20-A1, DA20-C1, DA40 Diamond Star
EmbraerEMB-110, EMB-120, Phenom 100, Phenom 300
Fairchild/DornierEnvoy 3, Merlin II, Metro Merlin III, Metro Merlin IV
GulfstreamAero Commander, G100 (Astra SPX)
Hawker BeechcraftBeech 1900, Beech 99, Beech Baron, Beech Bonanza, Beechjet 400A, C-12, Diamond, Duke 60, HS-125 400 Series, HS-125 800 / 850 / 900 Series, King Air, Premier, Queen Air, T-1 Jayhawk, T-400, T-6A Texan II, U-21 A/G
HondaJetHA-420 HondaJet
IAIAstra, Westwind 1, Westwind 2
MitsubishiMU-2 Marquise, MU-2 Solitaire
PiaggioP-180 Avanti
PilatusPC-12, PC-9
PiperAerostar, Aztec, Cherokee, Cheyenne II, Cheyenne III, Chieftan, Comanche, Navajo, Seneca
Sabreliner40 Series, 60 Series, 70 Series
Shorts330, 360
Sino SwearingenSJ30-2
*This list is for general reference only and may not be entirely acurate for all aircraft. Please confirm all equipment meets the requirements of your aircraft with the owners/maintenance manuals prior to purchasing or using with your aircraft.
Shipping Information
Pkg. 1 Weight2450 lbs.
Pkg. 1 Dimensions135 in. x 40 in. x 49 in.
Freight Class85
Schedule B8701.90.5015

As an authorized Tronair Distributor, we sell factory OEM parts for the JP30. Not sure exactly what part you need? Just describe it or send us a photo and we will research it for you if needed.

A few of the common parts we offer for this item are:
• Winch Strap
• Strut Strap
• Safety Strap
• Batteries
• Joystick
• Wheels
• Aircraft Adapters
• Battery Charger
• Lights

We provide short-term and long-term rentals for the JP30. We will ship the item directly to you and arrange for pickup at the end of your lease.

Sell or Trade-In

We can purchase your used JP30 (or similar GSE items like it) and apply it as a credit for new GSE, or buy it outright directly.

It is an excellent piece of equipment. CGSE has been excellent to work with. They are very responsive to requests and have been great on communicating details.

We are having some difficulty adjusting to the dead man stop on the joy stick which is different than our first JetPorter. Also, the unit seems to stop more abruptly than it should but we are using it fine.