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Apex Aviation P2012 completes first year of medevac
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.
In Taiwan the P2012 is the best choice because of its low operating costs.

Taiwan-based operator Apex Aviation has achieved some very impressive figures after a year of emergency medical operations. In 2023, it flew 103 missions with the Tecnam P2012, totalling 333 flight hours, bringing relief and assistance to various areas in Taiwan and in many cases saving lives.

In 2020, Apex Aviation decided to purchase a multi-mission P2012 Sentinel SMP to enhance the organisation's operational capabilities. Upon joining the company's fleet in 2021, the first P2012 Sentinel SMP was deployed on multiple missions, including parachute jumping and aerial tours. With medevac operations on the horizon, Apex Aviation introduced a second P2012 SMP to the fleet in 2023.

Apex, the only professional flight training organisation in Taiwan, has since expanded its operations with the multi-mission capabilities of the P2012 Sentinel SMP performing: passenger transportation, air ambulance missions, sightseeing tours, parachute jumping, aerial photography and more. Most operations are to/from Kinnen airport and Taipei Songshan airport.

Apex's medevac team now consists of eight pilots and five mechanics for four Tecnam P2012s.

The Italian-made P2012 aircraft is capable of carrying nine passengers and two pilots. The introduction of the aircraft into the Apex fleet provides its customers with cost-effective and various configuration options, while always offering experiences that exceed passenger's expectation, such as air conditioning, in-seat power, widest leg-room in its class and under-seat storage space.

Cutting-edge avionics by Garmin offer pilots all the information they require for day, night, IFR and PBN operations, making operations to any airfield another key factor in the choice of aircraft.

Giovanni Pascale Langer, managing director Tecnam, says: "Apex is the perfect customer for our P2012. It can take full advantage of the multi-mission capabilities of our 11 seater. This way it can tailor different missions with the same platform."

Wilson Chien Yu Kao, CEO Apex Aviation, adds: "We believe it's the spacious cabin and low operating costs that set the P2012 apart, while advanced avionics provide the pilot with situational awareness not found in other last-generation competitors. In Taiwan the P2012 is the best choice because of its low operating costs. However, we see many potential contracts in Taiwan that make P2012 the only choice for fixed wing operations."

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