Tecnam announced today that the Romanian Aviation Academy (RAA) has selected the P2006T twin as part of its training fleet expansion plans.
The decision came out after a very detailed aircraft comparison and evaluation by George Barbu, General Manager of the Romanian Aviation Academy and his team.
Based in Bucharest, RAA is Romania’s largest Air Training Organisation and is supported both by its national government and the Transport Ministry. The Romanian aviation Academy has already successfully trained and graduated of 4,000 pilots and operates a fleet of 12 fixed-wings and 4 helicopters.
Typical course duration is just 18 months, with students starting with PPL, then progressing onto Visual Flight Rating (VFR), ATPL theory, Night Rating, Instruments Flight Rating (IFR), and then completing a Multi-Engine and Multi Crew Cooperation module. Fees are approximately € 40 000 for the modular program and € 43.500 for integrated ATPL.
The Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twin is in a class of its own, bringing affordable multi-engine flying to aero-clubs, flying schools, syndicates and private aircraft owners around the world. The P2006T offers unbeatable value, coupled with low operating and ownership costs, innovative design and Italian styling. The Rotax ‘912S’ allows the Tecnam P2006T to lead with respect to the environment too. With both a remarkable fuel saving offering and much lower noise emissions, it is redefining both the flight training and aircraft ownership experience in one step.
George Barbu, GM, Romanian Aviation Academy commented: “We have chosen Tecnam for our fleet renewal both for its modern design and low operational costs. This enable s us to offer the latest technology to our students at a very reasonable hourly rate. This acquisition is the first in the cycle of our ambitious fleet renewal programme. We are committed to offering even better value for money for our flight programs and we are targeting a 20% reduction in our fees.”
Paolo Pascale, Managing Director Tecnam, “We were delighted to be invited to participate in Romanian Aviation Academy’s rigorous selection process and especially as following an intensive evaluation, that we were selected above a number of other competitors. RAA not only valued the overall benefits the P2006T will bring to their fleet but particularly appreciated the on-going services and support that Tecnam have firmly established a great reputation for”.
The Tecnam P2006T and many other Tecnam aircraft will be showcased at AERO 2017, Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 4th to 8th.