Tecnam P2002 Sierra

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P2002
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Tecnam P2002
Role Two-seat light single
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Tecnam
Unit cost
$144,999 (assembled LSA version, with Rotax 912S engine, 2010 price)[1]

The Tecnam P2002 Sierra is a two-seat, low-wing, light aircraft built by Tecnam, constructed from aluminium and powered by a single 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 S2 engine. The aircraft features a sliding canopy which can be opened in flight.[1][2][3][4][5]

Variants[edit]

P2002 JF
Model with fixed tricycle landing gear. A variable-pitch propeller version was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency in 2012.[1][6]
A version with hand controls for disabled pilots is also available factory-fitted.[7]
P2002 JR
Model with hydraulically retractable tricycle landing gear[1]
P2002 EA
Kit Built fixed tricycle landing gear[1]
P2002 RG
Kit Built model with pneumatic retractable tricycle landing gear[1]

Note that certified models have hydraulic gear and propeller, kit RG model has pneumatic gear and electric propeller.

Operators[edit]

The P2002 is mostly operated by private individuals and flight schools.

Military Operators[edit]

 Argentina
8 P2002JF were ordered in 2016.[8]
 Greece
12 P2002JF were ordered in May 2018[9], the first was delivered in October 2018,[10] and the final three delivered on 5 April 2019.[11]

Specifications[edit]

Tecnam P2002-JF in 2018

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 21 ft 7 in (6.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 6 in (9 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 6 in (2.3 m)
  • Wing area: 124 ft² (11.5 m²)
  • Empty weight: 730 lb (331 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,320 lb (600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 S2, 100 hp (75 kW) at 5,800 rpm
  • Propeller diameter: 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m)

Performance

The retractable models can expect a cruise speed of around 10kts faster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011–12, page 78 & 169. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "Tecnam P2002 JF test flight". Plasticpilot.net. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  3. ^ "Tecnam P2002JF" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  4. ^ "Tecnam P2002 Sierra". Capco-aviation.be. Archived from the original on 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  5. ^ "P2002 Sierra Deluxe – Costruzioni Aereonautiche Tecnam". Tecnam.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  6. ^ "Tecnam variable pitch aircraft certified". General Aviation News: 3. 19 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Tecnam P2002JF – VLA equipped with hand controls for disabled pilots achieves EASA certification". Tecnam.com. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
  8. ^ Argentinian Air Force Select 8 Tecnam P2002JF, Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  9. ^ HAF Orders Tecnam P2002JF Training Aircraft, Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  10. ^ Bozinovski, Igor (12 October 2018). "Greece receives first Tecnam P2002 JF". IHS Jane's 360. Skopje. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  11. ^ Schymura, Jens (June 2019). "New Greek trainers". Air International. Vol. 96 no. 6. p. 9. ISSN 0306-5634.