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Tecnam’s 11 seat P2012 Traveller to make public debut at Aero ’17, Friedrichshafen


The twin Lycoming-engined 11-seat P2012 Traveller prototype will take centre stage on Tecnam’s stand at the Global Aviation show’s 25th anniversary in April this year. The Tecnam P2012 prototype is currently engaged in a challenging test flight programme and a number of key tests have already been successfully completed. The aircraft is equipped with latest avionics from GARMIN, the new G1000 Nxi and is powered by two 375 HP Lycoming piston engines.

TECNAM is very happy with the progress to date and the programme is now well on its way to completing flight certification, scheduled for around the end of 2018.

The opportunity to present our latest design is very exciting.
The P2012 Traveller is the largest aircraft Tecnam has built to date. AERO ’17 is also a great opportunity for us to showcase this very versatile aircraft to our many all our friends in the General Aviation community.
We are looking forward to meet between 5th and 8th April 2017 in our Booth in Hall A4, booth 319.

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Romanian Aviation Academy choose Tecnam

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.

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Tecnam’s 11 seat P2012 Traveller to make public debut at Aero ’17, Friedrichshafen

The twin Lycoming-engined 11-seatP2012 Traveller prototype will take centre stage on Tecnam’s stand at the Global Aviation show’s 25th anniversary in April this year. The aircraft will interrupt an intensive test flight programme to be present for all three days between April 5th and April 8th.

Tecnam will also be highlighting its broad model range which covers Advanced Ultra-Light, US-LSA, CS-VLA and CS-23 FAR 23 aircraft.

In addition to the P2012 Traveller, Tecnam will be presenting the latest version of the highly successful P2002 Sierra, the MKII,featuring a complete range of re-designed interiors and state of the art avionics.

Over 60 Tecnam Dealers from all over the world will be on hand to support the needs of the many visitors and customers who will be attending AERO ’17.

The Traveller
The Tecnam P2012 prototype is currently engaged in a challenging test flight programme and a number of key tests have already been successfully completed. The aircraft is equipped with latest avionics from Garmin, the new G1000 Nxi and is powered by two 375 HP Lycoming piston engines. TECNAM is very happy with the progress to date and the programme is now well on its way to completing flight certification, scheduled for around the end of 2018.

TECNAM Global Sales & Marketing Director, Walter Da Costa, commented: “The opportunity to present our latest design is very exciting. The P2012 Traveller is the largest aircraft Tecnam has built to date. AERO’17 is also a great opportunity for us to showcase this very versatile aircraft to our many all our friends in the General Aviation community”

AERO ’17 Show Director Roland Bosch commented: “We are very happy to have again one of the world’s top aircraft manufacturers at AERO’17. Our partnership with Tecnam ensures AERO remains on the of the key events in the aerospace calendar.”

AERO takes place between 5th and 8th April 2017 and TECNAM will be displaying in Hall A4, booth 319.

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Cape Air first to fly Tecnam P2012 Traveller

Tecnam today announced at a joint production development meeting held with Cape Air, that both companies had now entered into formal aircraft delivery negotiations.

Key members of Cape Air’s leadership team, including Dan Wolf – CEO and Founder, Stan Bernstein – Member, Board of Directors and Jim Goddard – Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning & Acquisitions , visited Tecnam’s Capua, Italy assembly facility, where Dan Wolf was the first non-Tecnam pilot to fly the P2012 Traveller accompanied by Tecnam test pilot, Capt. Lorenzo De Stefano.

“This aircraft is so easy to fly. With the performance numbers we see today we are happy to offer our customers a new generation airplane that will both raise the level of in-flight comfort and safety and lower the costs of operations and fleet maintenance.” said Dan Wolf.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller first flew on July 21st. Tecnam is aiming for EASA and FAA certification by 2018. Since the maiden flight, another 10 static tests have been performed, and the prototype has accumulated more than 45 flight hours during 60 test flights. Initial flight test results have enabled the Tecnam Design Team to improve the Maximum Take Off Weight to 3.600 kg (7937 lbs). (All data is available on P2012 website)

The Cape Air team was especially impressed by the very short take off and landing roll shown during an exemplary display performed by Capt. De Stefano.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller is an eleven seat next generation piston engine twin, designed to comply with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23. Tecnam have developed an aircraft specifically to ensure its customers benefit from very low operating and maintenance costs in particular.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller will first see service as a passenger aeroplane but has been designed from the start to be a very versatile and flexible aerial platform, offering many multi-role opportunities including Hydro, VIP, cargo shipping, parachuting and medevac services.

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Tecnam P2012 ‘Traveller” achieves first flight milestone

There was much celebration in Capua, Italy yesterday as the Tecnam P2012 Traveller achieved its maiden flight.

Under the control of Experimental Test Pilot Lorenzo De Stefano, the Tecnam P2012 performed a faultless set of manoeuvres in front of a very proud Tecnam workforce.

“After a smooth take-off, I climbed to a safe height to perform our pre-planned manoeuvres to check the basic behaviour of the aircraft, engine and flight controls. The aircraft responded exactly as expected. After a couple of circuits around the airfield, I landed and the Traveller stopped in a very short distance. I am really excited about the Traveller program.” said Lorenzo De Stefano.

The arrival of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller has been very much anticipated by many airlines, from the USA to Africa, Asia and Australia, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the world.

Professor Luigi Pascale Tecnam’s Head Research and Design Team, whose first aircraft design dates back to 1948, was especially delighted to witness this remarkable first flight on his latest aircraft design.

“Today we have witnessed the beginning of new era for Tecnam. This next- generation aeroplane will deliver to operators not only profits, but reliability, efficiency and off course passenger comfort. The Tecnam design team have answered all these customer needs with the P2012 Traveller. We feel we are contributing to real innovation in aviation! ” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller will first see service as a passenger aeroplane with US based Cape Air but has been designed from the start to be a very versatile and flexible aerial platform, offering many multi role opportunities including Hydro, VIP, cargo shipping, parachuting and medevac services.

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