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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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Thai Aviation choose Tecnam

Tecnam announced today the sale of two P2002JF and one P2006T twin aircraft to Thai Aviation Academy, Thailand.

The decision follows a rigorous selection process with the Thai Aviation Academy team undertaking evaluation flights at Tecnam’s Capua, Italy production and flight test facility.

Thai Aviation Academy is located in Roi Et airport, Thawat Buri district, Thailand. Its origin comes from the founder’s idea, Chalitrat Chandrubeksa and family supporting the continuing growth of the aviation industry. With the family’s long experience in the Air Force for four generations, Thai Aviation Academy is qualified to offer students the best expertise, experience and qualities in compliance with ICAO standards.

The Tecnam P2002JF, two-seat, single engine, low wing aircraft, features superlative performance and flying qualities will allow students to perform first pre solo and basic flight manoeuvres.

The P2006T world’s most reputable twin engine with fully retractable landing gear for complex Flight Training will allow students to complete MEP training in a faster and more efficient manner while academy continues to grow and increase the number of students.

Chanapat Chandrubeksa, President of Thai Aviation Academy, said: “In order to establish a school that successfully mold pilots, that meets ICAO global standards, passion for Aviation is needed  for the community to ultimately flourish. Hence, we trust in Tecnam and we are proud in being the first FTO using Tecnam in Thailand. From both the modern facilities available on campus to the advanced aircraft provided by Tecnam, we believe that the school will skyrock to be one of the top aviation schools in Asia.

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director says: “We are so proud to partner Thai Aviation Academydelivering exceptional flight training standards and be part of the future of Thai Aviation Academy.

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Tecnam announced today that Jersey Aero Club has placed an order for two P2008JC MkII and one P2010 aeroplanes.

The decision follows a rigorous selection process with the Jersey Aero Club team undertaking evaluation flights at Tecnam’s Capua, Italy production and flight test facility.

One of the most impressive, respected and best loved clubs in the British Isles, the Jersey Aero Club was formed in 1950. It is located in the English Channel 100 miles (160km) south of mainland Britain yet only 14 miles from the coast of France and has opted for Tecnam aeroplanes to enable it to extensively upgrade in flight training capabilities.

The Tecnam P Twenty Ten is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat aircraft from Tecnam that brings together an advanced technology all carbon fibre fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.

The P Twenty Ten in its standard configuration is powered by the renowned 180 HP Lycoming IO-360 and has a high fuel capacity of 240lt, 63.4 US Gal. The aircraft will be equipped with the G1000 Nxi from Garmin and premium leather interiors, suitable for cross country IFR operations.

The Tecnam P2008JC MkII with will include VFR Night package and Premium interior with the standard Garmin’s innovative G3X Touch display with a MD302 attitude instrument and two radios.

Chris Brook, Jersey Aero Club, said: “We are excited to move to the next chapter of Jersey Aero Club with Tecnam as our partner. The choice of Tecnam was due to their whole life cost, unique construction, safety record and advanced avionics giving the organisation the ideal platform to provide flight training in The Channel Islands as well as the wider area.”

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director says: “We are very proud to have met all of Jersey Aero Club’s requirements for delivering exceptional flight training standards in such a special location.”

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AIR PARIS ACADEMY ORDERS FLEET OF TECNAM P2010

CAPUA – Tecnam announced today that Air Paris Academy, France’s new innovative Ab Initio Pilot flight training school has placed an order for four Tecnam P2010 MkII aeroplanes with option for more.

Air Paris Academy (APA), based at Tours Airport (France) has selected the TECNAM P2010 MkII with the aim of establishing itself as one of Europe best equipped and largest FTO ensuring its students benefit from the most modern fleet of training aircraft.

The P2010 MkII Is powered by the Lycoming IO390-C3B6 215 hp engine.

The IO390-C3B6 enables the P Twenty-Ten to climb at 1,100 ft/m and a maximum cruise at 146 kts., providing 215 hp @ 2,700 rpm, coupled with a 3-bladed MT variable-pitch propeller. It has a high fuel capacity of 240lt, 63.4 US Gal.

The Tecnam P Twenty Ten is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat aircraft from Tecnam that brings together an advanced technology all carbon fibre fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.

Serge GOURLAOUEN, President of Air Paris Academy said: “The Tecnam P2010 with its noticeable performance, innovative technology and design is without doubt the perfect airplane to fulfill the Air Paris Academy teams ambition to train up to 150 ab initio students within five years.“

Walter Da COSTA, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director said: “This major acquisition reaffirms the Air Paris Academy endorsement of the superlative range of Tecnam airplanes. Their Tecnam fleet enables Air Paris Academy to offer their students the most cost effective training by employing state of the art aircraft, equipped with advanced avionics.”

 

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TECNAM P2010 VALIDATED IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

TECNAM announced today that the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand have validated the Tecnam P2010 four seater based on the EASA type certificate A.576, including the 215 hp version with the engine Lycoming IO390-C3B6 215 HP.

This news is following the establishing of a corporate presence in Australia last October to better serve the community of pilots and owners.

The P Twenty Ten is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat aircraft from Tecnam that brings together an advanced technology all carbon fibre fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.

The Lycoming IO390-C3B6 enables the P Twenty-Ten to climb at 1,100 ft/m and cruise on 75% power at 146 kts. The IO-390-C3B6 provides 215 hp @ 2,700 rpm, coupled with a 3-bladed MT variable-pitch propeller.

The P Twenty-Ten in its standard configuration is powered by the renowned 180 HP Lycoming IO-360 and has a high fuel capacity (240lt, 63.4 imp. gal). Of course, carbon fibre equals a lighter and therefore more fuel efficient and most economical aeroplane.

Tecnam is one of few OEM’s that are both able and capable to produce GA aircraft incorporating both metal and composite components. The state of the art Tecnam P Twenty Ten is now the most advanced and modern single engine trainer aircraft in the marketplace. Both versions, (180 Hp and 215 Hp), are equipped with Garmin’s innovative G1000 Nxi state-of-the-art avionics platform. The G1000 Nxi enables not only wireless cockpit connectivity but wireless database updates via Garmin Flight Stream resulting in enhanced situational awareness.

Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO: “The P2010 is the first modern high-wing trainer in Australia and New Zealand offering a significant advantage in sun protection and dry access to and from the cabin during adverse weather. Our newly established sales office and parts store on Queensland’s Gold Coast is part of our commitment and support for our CS23 training fleets and individual customers”.

Bruce Stark, Tecnam PTY Ltd Director: “We are looking forward to the P Twenty Ten entering the training fleets in Australia and New Zealand. With 240 litres fuel and the option of a larger engine and a VP prop, the P twenty Ten is also the perfect aircraft for travel in the vast Australian outback”.

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