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Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification
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.
The P2012 STOL aircraft is engineered and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips characterised by extremely short runways and demanding operational constraints.

EASA has awarded full type certification to the STOL variant of Tecnam's P2012 Traveller. The P2012 STOL aircraft is engineered and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips characterised by extremely short runways and demanding operational constraints.

The 18 months extensive certification campaign ensured impressive take off and landing performance, while still maintaining a 99 per cent commonality of parts with the standard P2012 Traveller series aircraft in an effort to enhance the P2012 STOL's supportability and to provide a 'fleet' option.

Addressing the needs of a niche market that has been underdeveloped and unsupported for decades, with the P2012 STOL Tecnam once again provides a solution for operators seeking a modern, spacious, comfortable, safe yet stylish aircraft with outstanding STOL capabilities for their business.

With the production aircraft already in the final stage of the assembly line, the P2012 STOL is ready for the first deliveries.

The P2012 STOL is the only twin-piston aircraft with short take off and landing capabilities that complies with the latest certification amendments. It offers a maximum gross weight of 3,680kg/8,113lb with a useful load of 1,284 kg/2,831lb while maintaining a modern design, a wide and comfortable cabin and 11 seats.

The cabin entrance and accommodation is enhanced by a wide single access door and a central aisle; moreover, a dedicated window for each of the nine individual passengers, no bench/double seats and the best passenger amenities are provided, such as USB ports, cabin air conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup and mobile phone holders.

The interior's design and the superb view granted by the high wing configuration provide a best-in-class experience for the flights to typical remote STOL destinations.

The multi-mission capability of the aircraft allows the operator to exchange the STOL configuration from passenger transportation to cargo, combi or air ambulance within minutes, providing healthcare, assistance and serving communities worldwide.

Mission accomplishment and flight safety enhancement pass through a modern cockpit with the latest technology, including an as standard G1000 NXi avionic system, GFC700 specifically tuned autopilot and ADS-B In/Out. An active and connected flight deck (Bluetooth, flight stream, Iridium) and a toolbox of modern aids (Wx radar, storm scope, inset map and synthetic vision) are provided to reduce workload and fatigue while increasing mission safety and effectiveness. From a comfort perspective the P2012 STOL offers a +34 per cent wider cabin, +24 per cent larger seat pitch, +188 per cent higher luggage weight allowance and +303 per cent better luggage volume when compared to the most known British STOL aircraft, and does it all in accordance with the latest certification standards.

From a performance perspective the P2012 STOL can easily and more comfortably carry an equivalent payload to that of the most well known STOL aircraft while matching the take off and landing performances. Moreover, the P2012 STOL can also outperform its useful load by 20 per cent up to a remarkable value of 1,284 kg/2,830lb.

With a maximum take off weight of 3,680 kg/8,113lb, the take off run takes only 315m/1,033ft and to clear the obstacle the take off distance is achieved in just 425m/1,394ft.

Even better at the 3,630kg maximum landing weight, where the landing distance from the obstacle takes only 360m/1,181ft and the ground run requires just 225m/738ft.

Main features of the aircraft are:

- Two crew seats plus nine single passenger seats cabin accommodation.

- Two six cylinder, turbocharged piston engines.

- Single pilot certified in VFR and IFR.

- PBN certified for GPS approaches.

- No type rating issue/renewal required.

- Easy maintenance.

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