Tecnam P2010

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P2010
Tecnam P2010.jpg
P2010 on display
Role Four seat light aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer CostruzioniAeronautische Tecnam srl
First flight 12 April 2012
Produced 2014–present
Number built 25 (July 2014)
Unit cost
US$345,000 (2015)

The Tecnam 2010 is a four-seat, high wing, single engine light aircraft of mixed metal and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer construction. Designed and built in Italy, it was first presented in public in April 2011.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Tecnam P2010 is a larger, four seat relative of the Tecnam P2008 two seat braced high wing light aircraft. Both types have metal wings and tailplane on a composite fuselage with integrated fin.[2]

The wing leading edge is straight except for some pinching at the root and the wing has constant chord on the inner section. Outboard, the trailing edge is tapered; the straight wing tips are slightly upturned. Ailerons span the outboard panels and the inner sections carry flaps. There is a single lift strut on each side, attached to the lower fuselage. The P2010 has a low set all-moving constant chord tailplane with an anti-balance tab. The fin is swept and the rudder moves above the tailplane.[2]

The P2010 is powered by a 135 kW (180 hp) Lycoming IO-360-M1A horizontally opposed four cylinder piston engine. The cabin seats the pilot and three passengers in two side-by-side rows, accessed by three doors. Its fixed tricycle undercarriage has spring cantilever main legs and a castoring nosewheel. All wheels have speed fairings.[1][2]

The P2010 was first seen in public at AERO Friedrichshafen 2011[3] and first flew on 12 April 2012. The company initially planned to have US FAR Part 23 certification completed by November 2012 and said it would refund deposits if the aircraft was not certified by the end of 2014.[1] European European Aviation Safety Agency certification was completed in September 2014, with American Federal Aviation Administration certification completed in December 2015.[4][5]

Operational history[edit]

Tecnam announced that they sold 30 delivery positions for P2010s at Aero 2011.[3] By July 2015, 25 aircraft had been delivered to customers.[4]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2011/12.,[2] Sport Aviation June 2012

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 4
  • Length: 7.54 m (24 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 14.60 m2 (157.2 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: NACA 63A
  • Empty weight: 710 kg (1,565 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,160 kg (2,557 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 210 L (46.2 Imp gal, 55.5 US gal) in two wing tanks
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360-MIA air cooled flat four piston engine, 130 kW (180 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed MT Propeller constant-speed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 259 km/h; 161 mph (140 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 237 km/h (147 mph; 128 kn) normal, at 65% power at 2,286 m (7,500 ft)
  • Range: 1,222 km (759 mi; 660 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.3 m/s (1,040 ft/min) maximum at sea level

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pew, Glenn (14 April 2012). "TECNAM P2010 First Flight". AVweb. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jackson, Paul (2011). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2011-12. Redhill, UK: IHS Jane's. pp. 394, 396. ISBN 978-0-7106-2955-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Tecnam at Aero 2011". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Tecnam P2010 Nearing FAA Certification". avweb.com. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tecnam P2010 Now FAA-Certified". avweb.com. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

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