This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Taiwan selects P2012 with IMSAR systems
The Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP is the perfect platform for the Taiwan Coast Guard. Its range, payload capability and characteristics, particularly the radar, are ideal for its maritime patrol mission requirements.
The Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP will be used for maritime patrol by the Taiwan Coast Guard.

Apex Aviation in Taiwan is to purchase a special mission P2012 Sentinel SMP dedicated to surveillance and maritime patrolling with IMSAR mission equipment. This version represents an expansion of the model's mission capabilities.

Apex, based in Taitung, purchased its first P2012 for skydive and aerial tourism in cooperation with the Taitung local government in 2022. A second P2012 in ambulance configuration was delivered in June 2023. The company has options for another six P2012s.

This new P2012 SMP will be configured with IMSAR systems that includes two EO/IR cameras, a power box to feed all systems, radar, infrared sensor, AIS sensor and data downlink installation.

CEO Wilson Chien Yu Kao says: “We believe that the Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP is the perfect platform for the Taiwan Coast Guard. Its range, payload capability and characteristics are ideal to fulfil its mission requirements. Equipped with IMSAR components, the new aircraft will be well suited for maritime patrolling.”

Francesco Sferra, P2012 special mission platform sales and business development manager, experimental test pilot, adds: “Tecnam is proud to partner with IMSAR and Apex to provide to the Taiwanese Coast Guard with a modern aircraft capable of performing the mission with the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability offered by the P2012 Sentinel SMP platform.”

Other News
 
Torres Strait Air becomes Australia launch customer for P2012
April 7, 2024
TSA will take delivery of two P2012s in May and June 2024, and has options for three STOL versions of the Traveller in a deal worth more than $14.5 million.
Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification
March 28, 2024
The 18 months certification campaign ensured impressive take off and landing performance while maintaining a 99 per cent commonality of parts with the standard P2012 Traveller so as to enhance supportability.
Apex Aviation P2012 completes first year of medevac
March 14, 2024
Apex Aviation believes the P2012's spacious cabin and low operating costs set it apart, while advanced avionics provide the pilot with situational awareness not found in other last-gen competitors.