During the 2023 NBAA, Tecnam appointed Southern Cross Aviation as a spare parts distributor for the Tecnam P2012 series on the US market.
With many more aircraft scheduled to be delivered in the Americas, Tecnam is raising its offer for P2012 operators across the region with Southern Cross Aviation's global distribution proficiency.
"Southern Cross Aviation is excited to partner with Tecnam Aircraft to provide P2012 series operators with additional spare parts support. This strategic partnership paves the way for Tecnam operators to have enhanced support and service as they continue to increase flight hours and expand their fleet," says director of sales Ricardo Carvalho.
"The innovative design of the P2012 is ideal for regional airlines and smart operators worldwide," adds Tecnam MD Giovanni Pascale. "Tecnam's additional commitment towards the operators of the growing fleet of P2012 in the US is to provide them with a renown and reliable partner for spare parts distribution like Southern Cross."
The OEM is also launching a dedicated maintenance training programme for North American flight schools, service centres and all other interested parties. Customised training packages, provided by its technical representative partner Aero Affinity, will cover the entire Tecnam fleet with detailed overviews of specific models as requested, with a special focus on airframe, engine and systems. There will be different editions in the different locations such as Ontario in Canada, and Florida and California in the US.
At the end of the courses, participants will have a complete insight into the Tecnam world and be eligible to become an authorised Tecnam service centre.
"Aero Affinity has recognised Tecnam's long-standing commitment to quality aircraft and its customers, which makes this partnership even more special. Aero Affinity is honoured to be part of the Tecnam family and to provide high quality maintenance training programmes and Tecnam familiarisation sessions to owners in the Americas," says managing director Doma Andreka.
"The American market is strategic for Tecnam. We want customers and technicians to be competent and comfortable flying and servicing the aircraft," adds service delivery manager Umberto Giannotta.
Applications are currently being accepted for three training courses, which will run in the following order:
- Markham, Ontario: Aviation Unlimited
- Sebring, Florida: Tecnam US
- Chino, California: Cielo Blu.