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Tecnam P2012 Traveller stays on track for certification
Tecnam has completed the first flight of its second P2012 Traveller aircraft. Serial number 002 will be configured as the conforming production aircraft and will be the template for all P2012 customer production units.
Read this story in our February 2018 printed issue.

Tecnam has completed the first flight of its second P2012 Traveller aircraft. Serial number 002 will be configured as the conforming production aircraft and will be the template for all P2012 customer production units.

Tecnam's 11-seat Traveller is targeted at operators seeking to replace the many hundreds of heritage aircraft in the FAR23/CS23 category that are currently in service around the world. P2012 serial number 001 first flew on 21 July 2016, and has accumulated more than 250 flight hours since its debut.

Serial number 002's launch means that the OEM remains on track for EASA and FAA certification during 2018, enabling deliveries to commence in 2019.

The Traveller is equipped with Garmin G1000 Nxi avionics package, and is powered by two 375 HP Lycoming piston engines. It will enter revenue service in early 2019 with US-based Cape Air, to which 100 aircraft are on order.

The aircraft has been designed to be a versatile and flexible aerial platform, offering multi-role opportunities including VIP, cargo, parachuting, medevac and amphibious.

“We are pleased to have achieved this significant milestone,” states CEO Paolo Pascale. “The tremendous worldwide interest and demand for the P2012 keeps us focused on staying on track with the development and certification programme.”

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