Schlagwort-Archive: Tecnam

Professional Aviation Academy purchases again Tecnam Planes

Tecnam and Professional Aviation announced during Pilot Expo Berlin, the purchase agreement for 9 additional Tecnam’s, 6 P-2008JC and 3 P2006T twin engines for its fleet expansion program. The aircraft will be used for both PPL – Private Pilot License – up to the MCC/JOC – Multi Crew Cooperation Course/Jet Orientation Course, and modules for ATPL courses. Today Professional Aviation operates 14 Tecnam aircraft.

Professional Aviation sees steady growth since 2017. To meet the continuously increasing demand for pilots from major airlines, the academy is increasing the yearly student capacity by 50% by 2025. A main pillar of this expansion is the aircraft fleet.

Professional Aviation chose Tecnam as its main aircraft provider and partner, as Tecnam offers today the most modern and efficient fleet solution, from single-engine two-seater for ab-initio to twin-engine aircraft for Multi-Engine Piston and complex ratings, covering all needs of a modern flying school. Professional Aviation is also a Tecnam-authorized service centre to minimize downtime and guarantee maximum safety. Source: ‚Tecnam‚.

Price Aviation chooses Tecnam

Tecnam announced today that delivery has commenced to Serbia-based Prince Aviation of two Tecnam P2008JC MkII and one P2006T MkII multi-engine aircraft.

By selecting Tecnam to renew its training fleet, Prince Aviation can now offer the highest standards in pilot training in Western Balkans and South East Europe. Introduction of the Tecnam models will provide Prince Aviation’s student’s state of the art aircraft that will support their flight training and education, giving them their first insight into the modern aviation world. Since 1992, Prince Aviation’s flight training organization has trained more than 500 pilots, confirming to be the leading FTO in the region. By completing a Tecnam Maintenance Training Course, Prince will shortly become an Authorized Tecnam Service Center, providing certified support to their fleet and Tecnam customers in the area.

With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metal wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008JC MkII has many advantages over traditional aircraft. Combining composite material and metal has resulted in a more fuel-efficient and quieter aircraft, becoming a favourite of many Flight Training Organizations. The Tecnam P2008JC MkII features some significant enhancements: a new avionics suite and a new design of both the instrument panel and glare shield, enabling the introduction of Garmin’s innovative G3X Touch display with an MD302 attitude instrument. VFR Night is optional.

The P2006T MkII is a twin-engine, four-seat aircraft with the fully retractable landing gear. It offers an innovative design with a modern Garmin avionics suite which integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain and engine data on two high-definition LCDs. The P2006T is standard equipped with an advanced feature S-TEC 55x high-performance, two-axis autopilot. Fitted with two Rotax 912S3 engines, the Tecnam P2006T MkII exhibits remarkable fuel saving and can be operated either on AVGAS or MOGAS 95 octane fuel (which leads to huge operating cost reductions). Source: ‚Tecnam website‘.

Tecnam Introduces P2012 „STOL“

Tecnam announced the introduction of the new P2012 STOL dedicated to Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) operations, specifically designed to operate across the most demanding commercial airports in the world. Addressing the needs of a market niche that was left undeveloped and unsupported for decades, Tecnam is once again providing a solution to those operators that seek for their business a modern, spacious, comfortable, safe yet stylish aircraft, with outstanding STOL capabilities. The P2012 STOL is the only twin-piston with Short Take-Off Landing capabilities compliant with the latest certification amendments. It offers a 3680 kg / 8113 lb Maximum Gross Weight while guaranteeing a modern design, a wide and comfortable cabin, and 11 seats.

The interior accommodation is enhanced by a central aisle, a dedicated window for each of the 9 single passengers, no bench/double seats, and the best passengers amenities such as USB ports, cabin Air Conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup-holders. The interior design and the superb view provided by the “high wing” configuration provide a “best-in-class” experience for the flights to typical “exotic” STOL destinations. Mission accomplishment and flight safety enhancement pass through a modern cockpit with the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art G1000 NXi avionic system, and GFC700 specifically tuned autopilot. Active and connected flight deck (Bluetooth, flight stream, Iridium) and a toolbox of modern aids (Wx radar, storm scope, inset map, Synthetic Vision™) are provided to reduce workload and fatigue while increasing mission effectiveness.

From a comfort perspective the P2012 STOL offers a +34% wider cabin, +24% larger seat pitch, +188% higher luggage weight allowance and +303% better luggage volume when compared to the most known British STOL aircraft, and does it all in accordance with the latest certification standards. From the performance perspective, the P2012 STOL can easily and more comfortably carry an equivalent payload of the most known British STOL aircraft while matching its takeoff and landing performances, moreover, the P2012 STOL can also outperform its useful load by 20% up to a remarkable value of 1284 kg / 2830 lb while performing a STOL mission.

At a Maximum Takeoff Weight of 3680 kg / 8113 lb, the take-off run takes only 275 m / 900 ft and to clear the obstacle the takeoff distance is achieved in just 425 m / 1395 ft. Even better at the 3630 Kg Maximum Landing Weight where the landing distance from the obstacle takes only 360 m / 1180 ft and the impressive ground run requires just 155 m / 510 ft. There are thousands of regional and local STOL airports around the world needing an outclassing airframe, superior performances, the latest safety and a 21st Century design, capable of lifting off from prepared and unprepared strips of less than 300 m / 1000 ft.

P2012 STOL
The P2012 STOL, developed by the renowned and innovating Tecnam Research and Development team, is available in passenger and multi-mission configurations (combi, cargo, air ambulance). Fully interchangeable, the 11-seat, twin-engine, fixed gear, unpressurized Tecnam can quickly and easily be converted from a 9-passenger carrier into a special-purpose aircraft… and back again.

The aircraft’s main features are:

  • Two flight decks plus nine-passenger single-seat cabin accommodation.
  • Two six cylinders, turbocharged, piston engines.
  • Single Pilot certified in VFR and IFR.
  • PBN certified for GPS approaches.
  • No type rating issue/renewal is required.
  • Easy maintenance.

Following the successful completion of the preliminary P2012 STOL flight test campaign in early 2022, the aircraft has entered its final configuration moving on to the certification phase in 2023. Source: ‚Tecnam website‘.

Tecnam P2010 Tdi Achieves FAA Certification

Tecnam announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a full Type Certificate to the P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and the all-metal wing and stabilator, has proven to be the perfect platform to match the Diesel engine performance and capabilities. The consolidated comfort, 3rd door back seat accessibility, safety and reliability of the “P Twenty-Ten” are now accompanied by the added efficiency granted by the use of Diesel/JetA1 fuel. This proven power plant technology attributes to the extremely low operating costs provided by the dual FADEC-controlled Continental engine.

The Continental Diesel 170 hp Turbocharged Engine joins the P2010 power plant options of the 180 hp Avgas/Mogas and 215 hp Avgas engine. This latest engine pairing brings the aviation market unbeatable fuel efficiency and performance: the Turbo Diesel/JetA1 power plant offers an outstanding cruise-fuel burn that ranges from 4.5 USG/hr (17 litres/hr) at 55% power, to 7 USG/hr (27 litres/hr) at 75% power. This provides consistent performance up to 8,000ft and allows operations up to 18,000ft, allowing the P2010 to “soar higher” (for which an optional oxygen system is available). The standard P2010 fuel tanks ensure an unrivalled range in excess of 1,000 NM and endurance of up to 12 hours, all monitored through the state-of-the-art standard Garmin G1000Nxi avionics package. TECNAM and Continental are working on the latest improvement of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, for a real commitment for a greener future with SAF.

“The addition of the Continental Diesel Engine is more proof that Tecnam is dedicated to the General Aviation Marketplace by providing safe, efficient, innovative aircraft for today’s pilots,” says Tecnam’s Director of Sales, David Copeland. The TECNAM Engineering Team paid particular attention to maintaining the P2010 series design characteristics that provide: cabin comfort, low noise and minimal vibration. The GFC-700 autopilot with ESP Electronic Stability and Protection, which ensures smooth and precise autopilot operations in now included in the Standard Package, while some of the many options available include Premium Italian Leather interiors with electric seat and additional safety that can be provided by the Garmin GTS-800 TAS system.

The P2010 TDI is a culmination of all the very latest technologies, where Tecnam’s ability to manage both metal and composite components has shaped a unique solution in terms of efficiency, load-carrying structure and unique Italian style. The fuselage and vertical fin, entirely made of pre-peg carbon fibres, provide the best use of space, while wings, horizontal tail and rudder, as well as all the load-carrying structures, are built with 70 plus years of experience of light alloy structures.

Flight safety is self-evident in the latest certification requirements, followed by the electrically operated, adjustable-height seats with 26G-capable crashworthiness. The flying experience is the ultimate with the Garmin® G1000® NXi glass cockpit and GFCTM 700 autopilot, entirely integrated and tuned around the Continental® CD-170 engine. Continental’s JetA1/Diesel-powered 170 HP engine offers ease of flying with its single-lever control, full FADEC, electronic engine monitoring and redundant safety features. The CD-170 is the newest design and also the highest-horsepower engine in the CD-100 series, well-proven with more than 7,500 engines delivered and over 8.5 million service flight hours. Tecnam’s Managing Director, Giovanni Pascale says: “The FAA certification of the P2010 Tdi marks a significant milestone for the Tecnam US Market, the availability of Jet A1 in every airport makes our four-seater the ideal machine for cross-country mission and efficient flight training.”

Leichtflugzeug gelingt Notlandung am Strand

Weil in der Luft offenbar der Motor des Flugzeugs ausfiel, setzte ein Pilot in der Nähe von Sydney auf einem Strand auf. An Bord waren auch seine Frau und sein einjähriges Kind. Ein Kleinflugzeug ist im australischen Sydney auf einem Strand notgelandet. Das berichtet unter anderem die australische Nachrichtenagentur Australian Associated Press. An Bord befanden sich demnach ein 26 Jahre alter Pilot und seine 30 Jahre alte Frau mit ihrem gemeinsamen einjährigen Kind. Alle blieben unverletzt. Der Pilot musste das Flugzeug offenbar notlanden, weil der Motor ausgefallen war. Am Collaroy Beach in einem nördlichen Vorort Sydneys sei gerade Ebbe gewesen, sodass der Pilot viel Platz für die Landung der einmotorigen »Tecnam P2008« hatte, hieß es bei ABC. Da in Australien Herbst ist und die Temperaturen kühl sind, seien zudem kaum Menschen an dem Strand gewesen. »Sonst hätte die Landung in einer Katastrophe enden können«, sagte David Stubbs vom medizinischen Rettungsdienst. Quelle: ‚Der Spiegel‚ und ‚ABC‚.

Tecnam P2010 TDI erhält EASA-Musterzulassung

Nach der Weltpremiere im Mai 2020, bei der der P2010 TDI auf den Markt gebracht wurde, hat Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM SpA® den Erhalt der Musterzulassung für den P2010 TDI bekannt gegeben. Die P2010 TDI-Zertifizierung ist die jüngste Errungenschaft der Entwicklungs- und Innovationsprogramme von Tecnam, die den Diesel/JetA1-Motor zu der bereits umfangreichen Auswahl an Avgas- und Mogas-getriebenen Flugzeugen von TECNAM hinzufügen. Zusammen mit den 180 PS starken Avgas/Mogas- und 215 PS starken Avgas-Motoren erweitert die Zertifizierung des 170 PS starken TDI die Auswahl für P2010-Kunden.

Die neueste Motorenentwicklung bringt dem Luftfahrtmarkt neue Kraftstoffeffizienz und Leistung: Das Turbo-Diesel/JetA1-Triebwerk bietet einen hervorragenden Cruise-Fuel-Brennstoffverbrauch, der von 4,5 USG/h (17 Liter/h) bei 55% Leistung bis zu 7 USG/h (27 Liter/h) bei 75% Leistung reicht. Dies bietet eine konstante Leistung bis zu 8.000 Fuß und ermöglicht Operationen bis zu 18.000 Fuß, wodurch die P2010 auf „neue Höhen“ gehoben wird (für die ein Sauerstoffsystem vorgesehen ist). Darüber hinaus gewährleisten die P2010-Treibstofftanks eine unübertroffene Reichweite von mehr als 1.000 nm und eine Betriebsdauer von bis zu 15 Stunden, überwacht von einem hochmodernen Standard-Avionikpaket G1000NXI. Das TECNAM-Konstruktionsteam hat darauf geachtet, dass die Eigenschaften der P2010-Serie – hoher Komfort, geringe Geräuschentwicklung und minimale Vibrationen – erhalten bleiben. Erhältlich sind u.a. eine Premium-Lederausstattung mit elektrischen Sitzen, ein GFC-700-Autopilot, der einen reibungslosen und präzisen Autopilotenbetrieb gewährleistet und ein Garmin GTS-800 TAS-System. Quelle: ‚Tecnam‚.

Tecnam announces the new P2010TDI

TECNAM SpA has announced the introduction of a new player into the General Aviation arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI has been one of the most secret development programs. Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour (less than 20 litres), with roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin interiors, and taking advantage of the high-wing configuration with 3 access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment, is no longer a dream. And it is no longer a dream to cover 1,000nm with the full tank capacity of 63 US Gal (240 litres). The P2010 TDI role is to fill a gap in customer choices, as they can now order the “Twenty-Ten” with three different powerplants, and three different fuel capabilities: automotive unleaded (approved on 180hp version), Avgas on the most powerful 215hp variant and, from now on, Jet/diesel.

The P2010 TDI is a concentrate of state-of-the-art technologies, where Tecnam’s capabilities to manage both metal and composite technologies has shaped a unique solution in terms of efficiency, load-carrying structure and unique Italian style: fuselage and vertical fin entirely made of pre-peg carbon fibers provide the best use of space, while wings, horizontal tail and rudder, as well as all the load-carrying structures, are built with 70 years’ experience of light alloy structures. Flight safety is self-explanatory in the latest certification requirements followed by the electrically adjustable height, 26G-capable crashworthy seats, while flying experience is the ultimate with the Garmin® G1000® NXi glass cockpit and GFCTM 700 autopilot, entirely integrated and tuned around the ContinentalTM CD-170, full FADEC and single-lever controlled engine.

Continental’s Jet/diesel powered 170 HP engine offers ease of flying with its single lever, coupled with electronic engine monitoring and redundant safety features. The CD-170 is the newest design and also the highest-horsepower engine in the CD-100 series family, proven with more than 6,000 engines delivered and over 7.1 million service flight hours.