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Mexico's iFly takes delivery of P2006T MkII
iFly Academy chose the modern twin engine to improve its MEP training and to update its twin fleet. The acquisition will allow it to offer more flight time and a quicker way to move through multi-engine ratings.
The aircraft flew around the Gulf of Mexico from Tecnam in Florida to Merida, Mexico, a total of 1,960 nm.
Read this story in our October 2022 printed issue.

Merida, Mexico-based iFly Aeronautical University has taken delivery of a P2006T, s/n 350, from Tecnam. iFly chose the modern twin engine to improve its MEP training, and to update its twin engine fleet with what it says is the most efficient and versatile aircraft of its category for multi-IFR training.

iFly CEO and founder Julian Esquivel says: “We are proud of building from scratch a new relationship with Tecnam, and we are even more proud of the hands and legacy that built our airplane. Tecnam is a beautiful aviation family, and we are honoured to work with and connect Mexico to Italy in our industry."

The Tecnam P2006T MkII is a twin engine, four seat aircraft with fully retractable landing gear. Its simplicity, great performance, efficiency and ergonomics are what make this aircraft ideal for multi-engine training as well as cross-country flying. It offers unbeatable value and innovative design with a modern Garmin avionics suite, integrating all primary flight, navigation, communication and terrain data on two high-definition LCDs. The aircraft is also equipped with an S-Tec 55x high-performance, two-axis autopilot, with advanced features.

Fitted with two Rotax 912S3 engines, the Tecnam P2006T exhibits remarkable fuel savings and can be operated on Avgas and Mogas 95 octane fuel, leading to huge cost reductions.

Acquiring the P2006T will allow iFly to offer more flight time and a quicker way to move through multi-engine ratings. The P2006T is ideal for flight training, as the aircraft has proved to be very unstressful to fly, the controls are light to operate and even with one inoperative engine the pressure needed to cope with the asymmetric thrust is very low.

The P2006T MkII can compete even with a single engine aircraft on consumption allowing, with just one platform, different ratings as multi engine piston (MEP), variable pitch propeller, EFIS and retractable landing gear.

“We are so delighted to have another Tecnam flying in Mexico," says Tecnam chief sales officer Walter Da Costa. "We see a great potential for aviation, and we are proud that flight students will benefit from a modern and smart aircraft.”

iFly looks forward to continuing its relationship with Tecnam Aircraft to further expand its single and multi-engine fleet.

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