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UNIVERSAL HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCE TECNAM FLEET ACQUISITION ACROSS THREE MODELS

TECNAM and Universal Helicopters (UHI) today announced an aircraft purchase agreement for a fleet of 10 initial aircraft for two fixed-wing flight training locations. The purchase consists of four (4) P2008 LSA, four (4) P2010 standard category 4 place, and two (2) P2006T twins. 

UHI has distinguished itself over the past decade as one of the largest FAA Part 141 Training Companies in the world, operating up to 58 helicopters for flight training and has its sights set on the Fixed-Wing training market. “As we watched the shortage of fixed wing pilots increase and the hiring requirements change, I felt compelled to assist the fixed wing industry as we have done for decades withregards to the helicopter industry” stated Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, hc.
 
Universal’s renewed push into fixed wing aircraft demanded a modern, cost-effective fleet for all training levels. Universal Fixed Wing (UFW) will be utilizing the high wing P2008 LSA for initial through IFR introduction training utilizing the Garmin G3X two screen system with Garmin autopilot and Garmin GTN 650. Students will then move to the FAA standard Category P2010 4 place single with G1000Nxi and GFC700 for completion of IFR, Commercial and CFI Certificates. Finally, students will fly the P2006T light twin with Garmin G1000Nxi to complete their Multi-Commercial and Multi-Instructor certificates. 
 
The Tecnam line of aircraft that we chose as our primary training aircraft, offered the perfect progression of high wing Ab-initio trainers (P2008 & P2010), culminating with their light Multi-Engine P2006 model” stated Dr. Jiroux.
 
Dr. Jiroux also stated, “Having the desire to bring the same level of Quality and Safety to the fixed-wing community that our helicopter students and training partners have enjoyed, we knew from our experience with the Robinson Helicopter Company, that having 3 different model aircraft from the same manufacturer was a priority. We know from our extensive helicopters training experience, that the uniformity and consistency that will exist by operating one brand of state-of-the-art airplanes that Tecnam offers, will help us deliver quality training with that  extra element of safety we are always looking for”.
 
Tecnam aircraft being selected by UHI as their next generation training fleet is a high honor, especially when considering Universal’s operational experience in the flight training industry. The Tecnam fleet solution offers easy transition to more complexity while leveraging an LSA, a Rotax powered twin and US based AOG support to keep the acquisition and operational costs down. This will allow UFW to continue to provide a safe and cost attainable pathway for students,” said Shannon Yeager, Director for Tecnam in North America.
 
“I found Tecnam to be extremely accommodating through the negotiation process with a sincere desire to help our business grow“. said Dr. Jiroux.
 
We are delighted at UHI’s choice for their fixed wing fleet. Our expanded commitment and direct factory involvement to the US market is showing the results we hoped for. We care a lot for our North American customers and training organizations, we are proud to be a partner on their path to success. With the widest line of aircraft in our portfolio, post-sales support and services, Tecnam is not only providing aircraft but a solid Fleet Solution.” said Paolo Pascale, President of Tecnam US and CEO of Tecnam Italy.


About Universal Helicopters (UHI) and Universal Flight Concepts (UFC)

UNIVERSAL FLIGHT CONCEPTS (“UFC”) was established by Dr. Gordon A. Jiroux, an aviation training professional since 1982, and now is part of a group of flight training companies including Universal Helicopters (UHI), Universal Fixed-Wing (UFW), Night Flight Concepts (NFC), all independently operating under the banner of Universal Flight Concepts starting in 2019. There are presently 6 locations, with a 7th location set to open August 1, 2019.  Over the past few years, UHI has conducted over 100,000 total flight hours, to include over 32,800 flight hours in 2015 and nearly 34,000 flight hours in 2016. UHI is clearly recognized as a leader in aviation safety as a result of the company leadership, standardized training methodologies, and their organizational safety culture.

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Tecnam P2012 Traveller Achieves Easa Certification

 

CAPUA  – Tecnam announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the P2012 Traveller.

The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller is much anticipated by many airlines, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the worldand is set to open many profitable opportunities in the Short Haul transportation segment.

With Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification is expected to follow shortly, Tecnam are on track to commence deliveries in early 2019.

Already established as a leader in both the Flight Training and Private General Aviation sectors, the entry into service of the P2012 will undoubtably herald similar success for Tecnam in the very competitive commuter airline market too.

The P2012 Traveller development project was officially announced in 2015, with Tecnam investing in new state-of-the-art production facilities in Capua, Italy.

This key certification milestone will add and ensure new and significant profitable revenue streams for Tecnam, which have been built on a foundation of over 70 years’ aircraft manufacturing.
 

Certification campaign

The Tecnam board is particularly proud to have met all schedules announced at the time of the application for the certification program: the first P2012 prototype made its maiden flight in July 2016 and the Type Certificate has been obtained in December 2018.

The two prototypes used in the certification programme have flown a total of 600 hours with Tecnam Experimental pilot Lorenzo De Stefano. The flight test programme included sorites in severe environments: in real icing conditions and very hot temperatures, at altitudes and speeds not usually met in everyday operations, testing diving speeds and flutter conditions. The test programme was focused on assuring customers that the P2012 will operate safely and reliably at all times in all weather condition.

Particular care has been applied on cabin safety, evacuation and fire protection tests, going further than the CS23 EASA and FAR23 FAA requirements and reaching Commuter category standards (for aircraft up to 19 passengers), while for other features, such as seating safety, Tecnam met the more restrictive CS-23 FAR 23 rules.

The P2012 Traveller programme benefited from the support of many global aerospace organisations including Lycoming and Garmin. Tests were also performed in partnership with organizations as Federico II University of Naples Wind Tunnel, Polytechnic of Milan for dynamic tests on seats, Ice wind tunnel in New York, lightning test in Nürnberg, Germany.

Michele Oliva, Head of Design Organisation: 

“I need to say thanks to all our engineers of Tecnam Design Office, authorities’ representatives and our partners, but especially to the technicians of the Experimental Department that set-up the aircraft for testing, often working until late at night, to let us be ready for the next morning tests. I am especially proud that we have successfully completed the project that the late Prof. Luigi Pascale started. We know we have achieved all that he envisioned in the development of this game changing aeroplane.”

The Aircraft Configuration

The certified aircraft configuration is a high wing twin engine machine powered by two Lycoming 6 cylinders’ turbo pistons TEO540C1A. It is the first piston aircraft with electronic management of engine power, which, coupled with Garmin autopilot, enables a reduced workload for pilots and a better lifetime of the engines. The anti-ice, de-ice system chosen is TKS from Cav Ice makes the aircraft FIKI and capable to fly in all weather. The design and manufacturing of the seats has been made directly from Tecnam, ensuring safety and Italian styling. Particularly appreciated from the authorities’ test pilots was the ergonomics of the cockpit that makes the flying experience of the pilot comfortable and safe. The P2012 superb versatility will open up new unexplored opportunities as a passenger aircraft, Medevac, VIP, Cargo and for any other mission.

Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO:

“The EASA certification of P2012 Traveller takes marks a significant milestone for my Tecnam team, our very first commuter airline aircraft. We have embraced new challenges and developed new skills. I am very proud to lead one of the most innovative and growing global aviation companies and I dedicate this important achievement to Luigi and Giovanni Pascale brothers who started all this in 1948.”

Launch customer delivery

The first P2012 Traveller will be delivered to United States regional airline Cape Air in early 2019. Cape Air is based in Hyannis, Massachusetts and is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the US. Cape Air has been recognized as “One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler

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First delivery of Tecnam trainer to the Hellenic Air Force

Tecnam announced today the delivery of the first Tecnam P2002JF aircraft to Hellenic Air Force (HAF).

 

The aircraft was welcomed at the home of Hellenic Air Force Academy at Tatoi/Dekelia (Athens) Air Base by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of the Commander of the HAFA Mr John Gkontikoulis.

This is the first of 12 Tecnam P2002JF low wing trainers due to be delivered to the HAF. The order being the result of a thorough and intensive evaluation process.

The delivery flight from Tecnam production facility in Capua, Italy was performed by Tecnam Chief Test Pilot, Massimo de Stefano and Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director, Walter Da Costa.

After a stop in Lecce, the flightcontinued over Corfu and Oxia, arriving at HAF base of Tatoi LGTT at 2 pm local time.

The HAF selected the Tecnam P2002 JF as its next-generation screening/primary training aircraft.

In addition to the 12 P2002 JF aircraft ordered, Tecnam will provide a SOFTEK simulator and a computer-based integrated training system with ancillary support services.

The Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single engine, low wing aircraft. Powered by the popular ROTAX 912, and with the latest avionic from GARMIN, it is firmly established as one of world’s most popular single engine aeroplanes and the aircraft of choice by so many Flight Training Organisations and Air Forces.

In 2016 Tecnam delivered 8 P2002JF to Argentina Air Force. This fleet has amassed a total of over 6,000 hours and performed 16,000 landings to date.

Walter De Costa,Tecnam Global Sales & Marketing Director says: “We are very proud that after extensive evaluation the Hellenic Air Force selected Tecnam. With delivery today of the first of 12 P2002JF’s exactly on schedule, we very much look forward to supporting our friends in Greece for many years to come”.

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Polish Medical Air Rescue Orders Fleet Of Tecnam P2008JC MkII’s

Tecnam announced today that the Polish Medical Air Rescue (PMAR) has placed an order for three Tecnam P2008JC Mk II aeroplanes.

PMAR have transferred over 116,000 patients since its inception in 2000, utilising its fleet of 2 aircrafts and 27 helicopters, performing nearly 10,000 flights this year alone.

The introduction of the Tecnam P2008JC MkII will enable PMAR to meet internally its growing training needs as it attracts more pilots to its operation.

The single-engine Tecnam P2008’s versatility and ease of use has established it as both the aircraft of choice for Flight Training Organisations worldwide.

With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metals wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008 JC has a vast number of advantages over traditional aircraft. This combination of both composite material and metal has resulted in a more fuel efficient and much quieter aircraft.

The Tecnam P2008JC MkII version features a number of significant enhancements. These include a new avionic suite, including a new design of both the dashboard and glare shield, thereby enabling the introduction of the Garmin’s innovative G3X Touch display with a MD302 attitude instrument and is also available as VFR Night.

Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s CEO said, “We were delighted to be invited to participate in Polish Medical Air Rescue’s rigorous selection and evaluation process and we are delighted to that we were selected above a number of other competitors. PMAR not only valued the overall benefits the P2008JC MkII affords them as a training aircraft, but particularly appreciated the on-going services and support that Tecnam have firmly established a great reputation for”.

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Hellenic Air Force orders 12 Tecnam P2002 JF training aircraft

Tecnam announced today the signature of the contract with Hellenic Air Force (HAF) for the supply of 12 low wing trainer P2002JF held in Athens last July 5th.

The contract, signed by Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director and by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Panos Kammenos, the Chief of General Staff Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief Christos Christodoulou, is the result of a tender procedure initiated in June 2016.

The HAF, among several competitors, choose the Tecnam P2002 JF as its screening/primary training aircraft for the 360 Squadron, at Dekhelia Air Base, also home of the air force academy.

In addition to the 12 P2002 JF aircraft ordered, Tecnam will provide a SOFTEK simulator and a computer-based integrated training system with ancillary support services.

The Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single engine, low wing aircraft. Powered by the popular ROTAX 912, and with the latest avionic from GARMIN, it is firmly established as one of world’s most popular single engine aeroplanes and the aircraft of choice by so many Flight Training Organisations and Air Forces.

In 2016 Tecnam delivered 8 P2002JF to Argentina Air Force that have been flying more than 6,000 hours and performed 16,000 landing until today.

Paolo Pascale, TECNAM CEO“We are delighted that yet another Air Force is choosing Tecnam for its training. We are honored by this choice and the Hellenic Air Force’s appreciation of our commitment to the quality of our products and service.”

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director says: “We are so proud that after a tough evaluation, with many honourable competitors, the Hellenic Force choose Tecnam.”

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