TECNAM P2010 POWERS UP
Tecnam announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had validated a major enhancement to the Tecnam P2010 4-seater general aviation aircraft approving the Lycoming IO390-C3B6 215 HP engine.
The Lycoming IO390-C3B6 enables the P Twenty-Ten to climb at 1,100 ft/m and a maximum cruise at 146 kts. The IO-390-C3B6 provides 215 hp @ 2,700 rpm, coupled with a 3-bladed MT variable-pitch propeller.
The P Twenty-Ten in its standard configuration is powered by the renowned 180 HP Lycoming IO-360 and has a high fuel capacity of 240lt, 63.4 US Gal.
The P Twenty Ten is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat aircraft from Tecnam that brings together an advanced technology all carbon fibre fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.
Tecnam is one of few OEM’s that are both able and capable to produce GA aircraft incorporating both metal and composite components. The state of the art Tecnam P Twenty Ten is now the most advanced and modern single engine trainer aircraft in the marketplace. Both versions, (180 Hp and 215 Hp), are equipped with Garmin’s innovative G1000 Nxi state-of-the-art avionics platform. The G1000 enables not only wireless cockpit connectivity but wireless database updates via Garmin Flight Stream resulting in enhanced situational awareness.
Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO, “Tecnam reaffirms its commitment in giving our customers a wide range of GA aircraft options. More power on the P2010 should enable private owners to really enjoy their cross country trips in particular.”
Stephen Pope from ‘Flying’ magazine commented “The Tecnam P2010 is one of those airplanes that you can’t help but stop to look at when you see it on the ramp. It’s something different. Something silky smooth. With flowing lines. My goodness, it’s sexy”