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BAN's World GazetteerSerbia
Serbia-based Prince Aviation has taken delivery of one P2006T Mark II multi-engine aircraft plus two P2008JC Mark IIs from Tecnam.
CEO Slobodan Stricevic says: “The purchase of these first three Tecnam aircraft is only the initial step. Prince Aviation looks forward to partnering with Tecnam on a long term basis, both for pilot and technician training. The next step will be to increase our fleet and further develop our mutual cooperation.”
Prince Aviation can now offer Tecnam pilot training across the region of the western Balkans and southeast Europe. The Tecnam models will provide students with their first insight into the modern aviation world. Since 1992, Prince Aviation's flight training organisation has trained more than 500 pilots, confirming its position as the leading FTO in the region. By completing a Tecnam maintenance training course, Prince will shortly become an authorised Tecnam service centre, providing certified support to their fleet and Tecnam customers in the area.
Tecnam chief sales officer Walter Da Costa says: “We are so proud to be the right solution for Prince Aviation and all of today's FTOs. We are happy that students in the Balkan area can learn with modern aircraft manufactured by Tecnam.”
The P2006T Mark II is a twin engine, four seat aircraft with fully retractable landing gear. It offers innovative design with a modern Garmin avionics suite that integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain and engine data on two high-definition LCD displays. It is equipped as standard with an advanced feature S-TEC 55x high-performance, two-axis autopilot. Two Rotax 912S3 engines give fuel savings and can be operated either on Avgas or Mogas 95 octane fuel, leading to huge operating cost reductions.
Based on recent data and industry benchmarks, flight training schools operating Tecnam's single and twin engine fleets can save as much as 10 tons of CO2 emissions for every single student graduating with a commercial pilot licence, a 60 per cent reduction compared to legacy fleets using Avgas 100LL fuel, based on 155 flight training hours, including 30 hours on the twin.