Tecnam

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Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
Private
Founded 1986 (1986)
Headquarters Casoria, Italy
Website tecnam.com
Tecnam P96
Tecnam P2006T MRI

Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam is an Italian aeronautics manufacturer/ It was founded in 1986. The company has two primary activities: it makes aircraft parts for other manufacturers, and makes its own range of light aircraft.[1]

As of 2015, Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam operates in three production facilities. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to Naples Capodichino Airport. The Capua facility is located adjacent to the Oreste Salomone Airport. In 2015 a facility was established in Sebring, Florida, USA to support North American operators.

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The light sport Tecnam aircraft currently in production are side by side 2-seat configurations of aluminum monocoque construction utilizing the 100 hp Rotax 912S engine. There are several models manufactured, high and low wing, some with retractable undercarriage. In some cases one model has two different designations, one for flight under the ultralight aviation regulations, and the other for flight under general aviation regulations as a regular certified light aircraft. Many of the aircraft fall within new sub-categories of certified aircraft, e.g. the EASA VLA (very light aircraft) rules in Europe and LSA rules in the USA.

The Tecnam P2006T, a four-seat twin engined aircraft, first flew in 2007. It has two 100 hp Rotax 912S piston engines, variable pitch propellors, and retractable landing gear. The P2006T was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2009, and there are approximately 15 aircraft now[when?] flying in Europe. Part 23 FAA certification in the United States is now[when?] complete.

In October 2015 the company partnered with Liaoning United Aviation, a division of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation to produce the Chinese-certified Tecnam P2006T at Faque Airport in China, for delivery to customers in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The two-seat Tecnam P2008JC and the four-seat Tecnam P2010 will be produced at the same plant once certified.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 82-83. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Tecnam Partners with Chinese Manufacturer

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