Schlagwort-Archive: Tecnam

Flyby acquires 4 Tecnam P2008JC

Tecnam announced, that ‘FlyBy’, Spain’s leading General Aviation Flight Training Organisation has placed an order for an additional four Tecnam P2008JC. These will supplement their existing Tecnam fleet of 16. Burgos, Spain-based ‘FlyBy’, is renowned for its all-inclusive integrated flight training program which includes accommodation, meals, iPad, ground school and flight simulators. Course duration is just 14 months, with students starting with ATPL Ground School, then going onto Visual Flight Rating (VFR), Instruments Flight Rating (IFR), and then completing a Multi-Engine and APS Multi Crew Cooperation module.

Current FlyBy’s fleet includes:

  • 2 P Mentors
  • 8 P2008JC
  • 3 P2006T
  • 3 P2002JF

Fly By is a Training Organization registered with the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (AESA) with registration number E-166. AESA is a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the licenses issued are valid in all EASA member countries. Source: ‚Tecnam‚.

Technam P2012 STOL achieves EASA-Certification

The Short TakeOff and Landing variant of the P2012 Traveller is designed to operate in the world’s most demanding commercial airports. Tecnam announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full-type certification to the P2012 Traveller in its STOL variant. The P2012 STOL aircraft, specifically designed for short take-off and Landing operations, is engineered and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips characterized by extremely short runways and extreme operational constraints. The 18-month extensive certification campaign ensured impressive Takeoff and Landing performance, while still maintaining a 99% commonality of parts with the standard P2012 Traveller series aircraft to enhance the P2012 STOL supportability and to provide a “fleet” option.

Addressing the needs of a niche market that has been underdeveloped and unsupported for decades, the P2012 STOL Tecnam once again provides a solution for operators seeking a modern, spacious, comfortable, safe yet stylish aircraft with outstanding STOL capabilities for their business. With the production aircraft already in the final stage of the assembly line, the P2012 STOL is ready for the first deliveries to customers filling an uncovered gap in commercial aviation.

The Aircraft
The P2012 STOL is the only twin-piston aircraft with Short Take-Off and Landing capabilities that complies with the latest certification amendments. It offers a maximum gross weight of 3680 kg / 8113 lb with a useful load of 1284 kg / 2831 lb while maintaining a modern design, a wide and comfortable cabin and 11 seats. The cabin entrance and accommodation are enhanced by a wide single access door and a central aisle; moreover, a dedicated window for each of the 9 individual passengers, no bench/double seats and the best passenger amenities are provided such as USB ports, cabin air conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup and mobile phone holders. The interior design and the superb view granted by the “high wing” configuration provide a “best-in-class” experience for the flights to typical remote STOL destinations. The multi-mission capability of the aircraft allows to exchange of the STOL configuration from passengers’ transportation to Cargo, Combi, or Air Ambulance within minutes, providing healthcare, assistance and serving communities worldwide. Source: ‚Tecnam‚.

Tecnam delivers 400th P2006T Twin

Tecnam reached a significant milestone by delivering the 400th Tecnam P2006T Twin to Bartolini Air, Poland’s leading flight training organisation. The renowned Polish flying school has also taken delivery of SN/200; the handover of the keys took place during the Pilot ExpoBerlin. Designed in 2006, the Tecnam P2006T Twin has established itself as the aircraft of choice not only for the world’s most prestigious flight training organisations but also for private owners.

The P2006T enables multi-engine piston training to be provided at a cost that is unrivalled by older twin-engine aircraft. With 400 P2006T’s now in service worldwide, it consistently comes out on top in the most rigorous of competitor fly-off evaluations. As well as flight schools, Tecnam has partnered with several air forces and other niche operators who are now flying special versions of the twin, such as the P2006T SMP version for aerial operations. Source: ‚Tecnam‚.

Ten Tecnams For New Zealand Airline Academy

Tecnam and New Zealand Airline Academy Limited (NZAAL) announced today a firm order for 10 Tecnam aircraft, consisting of eight single-engine P2008 JC Night VFR, one single-engine P-Mentor IFR trainer with RNAV capability and ballistic safety parachute, plus one multi-engine P2006T Premium edition aircraft. The first of these, the Tecnam P2006T aircraft, is flying directly from the factory in Capua, Italy to the NZAAL base in Oamaru, New Zealand. The remaining nine training aircraft are scheduled for delivery starting in the 2nd quarter of 2024.

This strategic investment underscores NZAAL’s dedication to providing unparalleled training experiences and further solidifies its position as a global leader in aviation education.

New Zealand Airline Academy Limited (NZAAL) is a New Zealand-based award-winning flight training organization, holding certifications under Part 141 of the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and Part 141 of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

As an exclusive cadet pilot training provider for Air India’s group AIX Connect (formerly Air Asia India), NZAAL is strategically located in the picturesque locale of Oamaru, North Otago. Three towered airfields with instrument approaches are in close proximity to the base airfield with many more coastal and mountain airfields offering challenging and varied weather conditions that create real-world flying conditions for cadets.

Established in 2018, by two seasoned aviation professionals, NZAAL started flight training with one Tecnam P2008. Five years later, this ten aircraft expansion will take their Tecnam fleet to a total of 24 aircraft and overall fleet total to 26 aircraft including two P2006T Twin advanced Multi IFR trainers a tribute to the two Directors of NZAAL who embarked on their commercial pilot training journey in New Zealand over sixteen years ago. Source: ‚Tecnam‚.

Tecnam to postpone the P-VOLT Programme

After three years of intensive studies covering the entire lifecycle of an all-electric aircraft, Tecnam has concluded that the time for P-Volt is not yet ripe, although research activities will continue to explore new emerging technologies.

Since the beginning of the P-Volt development, Tecnam’s focus has been to provide operators with the ability to fly an all-electric passenger aircraft profitably, efficiently and sustainably in terms of operating costs, emissions, performance, turnaround and time to market. At present, Tecnam believes that these can only be achieved by extremely aggressive speculation on uncertain technology developments.

Tecnam has a deep understanding of electric flight, gained from previous projects such as the H3ps hybrid aircraft based on the P2010 four-seater, and today we have looked closely at state of art in energy storage and realistic 5-year developments, excluding technological revolutions that no one can speculate on. One of the conclusions was that an aircraft with a battery pack at the end of its life would not be the best product for the market, but certainly the worst in terms of Net Present Value (NPV).

The proliferation of aircraft with “new” batteries would lead to unrealistic mission profiles that would quickly degrade after a few weeks of operation, making the all-electric passenger aircraft a mere “Green Transition flagship” rather than a real player in the decarbonisation of aviation. Taking into account the most optimistic projections of slow charge cycles and the possible limitation of the maximum charge level per cycle, the real storage capacity would fall below 170Wh/kg, and only a few hundred flights would drive operators to replace the entire storage unit, with a dramatic increase in direct operating costs due to the reserves for battery replacement prices.

With dozens of EASA and FAA certifications, Tecnam is the most active General Aviation manufacturer in the world with the highest number of new type certifications in recent years. The company’s mission has always been to design and manufacture products with the highest value for money in terms of efficiency, CO2 emissions, operating costs and profitability. Today, Tecnam believes these key factors cannot define a new aircraft development as “viable” with a target entry into service by 2026-2028.

Tecnam is constantly and closely monitoring the evolution of technologies capable of achieving net-zero emissions targets, working with the leading manufacturers of propulsion systems and providing them with direction and guidance, ready to bring the P-Volt back into the type certification arena as soon as technology evolution allows.

Fabio Russo, Tecnam’s Chief R&D Officer, said: “We don’t feel attracted by the “2026“ stream or any Electric Rush. Our culture has always been to commit to achievable goals with customers and operators, and we intend to keep that promise. We hope that new technologies will make businesses viable sooner rather than later, and we have real confidence in our partners’ ability to bring highly valuable products to the zero-emission powertrain and energy storage arena.” Source: ‚Tecnam website‚.

Mermoz Academy flies 24 Tecnam P-Menthors

Tecnam and Mermoz Academy announced today, during Pilot Expo Berlin, the signature of a contract for 10 Tecnam’s P-Mentor for its fleet expansion program. The aircraft will be used for both PPL – Private Pilot License – as well as the MPL – Multi Pilot License – courses. One of the reasons for this choice, beyond the great fuel consumption rates, is the lowest CO2 emissions, which makes the P-Mentor the aircraft of choice for students and Flight Schools. The P-Mentor is a two-seat single-engine piston aircraft fully IFR – is compliant with the latest CS-23 EASA & FAA requirements, allowing PBN/RNAV/AFCS capabilities. The modern flight school have today one platform to train students from their first flight up to CPL- IR, including Variable Pitch Propeller, Simulated Retractable Landing Gear and UPRT. The Mermoz Academy is a reference ATO in Europe since 1957, which operates a modern fleet of airplanes and the biggest Tecnam fleets in Europe. The academy trains 150 students a year on different bases South of France, (Nimes), near Paris (Tours), in the USA and Canada. Instructors are former Air Force pilots and Airliners pilots to offer students the highest industry standards training. Source: ‚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.