Tecnam celebrated a P2012 Traveller prototype roll-out milestone achievement on
March 31, 2016.
Tecnam conducted the successful roll-out of the first Tecnam P2012 Traveller from its Experimental Assembly Line (XAL) in Capua, Italy. The test flight crew used the P2012’s pair of Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines for a successful and smooth taxi onto the Capua ramp.
The Tecnam P2012 Traveller is an 11-seat piston engine twin, designed to comply with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23.
Tecnam and launch customer Cape Air have jointly worked as a team on the P2012 Traveller development, which included choosing Lycoming for the engines and Garmin for the avionics systems. The aircraft is aimed at meeting the growing demands of regional short-haul transportation operators in particular.
Tecnam has not said when the first P2012 flight will occur. Cape Air has signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 of the aircraft after certification.
April 8, 2016