Garmin G500 flight display system fully certified for Tecnam P Twenty Ten


Tecnam announced today that EASA has fully certified an alternative avionic system for the Tecnam P Twenty Ten based on Garmin G500 glass cockpit suite.

The state of the art Tecnam P Twenty Ten is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat, Part 23 certified aircraft in many decades as in now in service with Flight Training Organizations in the Czech Republic, France and Poland as well as private owners in the UK and Spain..

The new configuration mainly based on Garmin G500 IFR Suite is the latest cockpit avionics option for the Tecnam P Twenty Ten to be EASA certified, affording customers even more choices and options.

Its enhanced capabilities and expanded features set the G500 glass flight display system ahead of its competitors. Tecnam pilots will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized mapping display, complete with a number of enhancements that bring new capabilities to the P Twenty Ten flight display.

This new configuration includes alongside the Garmin G500 suite an EIS System based on EDM930 unit. Primary Garmin COM/NAV/GPS unit is GTN 650 touchscreen navigator while the secondary COM/NAV source is provided by Garmin GNC 255. GTX 33 remote mode-S XPDR is controlled via GTN 650 touchscreen display. ADF and DME are available as optional NAV aids.

The P Twenty Ten has been extensively flight tested and validated by many independent GA pilots.

Peter Collins, Test Pilot from Flightglobal said “The P2010 impressed me from the outset. It looks, feels and flies like a modern aircraft and does represent a step change in this type of four-seat GA aircraft design. I believe the Tecnam P2010 significantly exceeds the “flyability”, “useability” and “survivability” of the Cessna Skyhawks and Skylanes and equals them on affordability.

The P2010 was genuinely a real pleasure to fly and future owners will be inspired by the aircraft’s combination of advanced avionics, very short field performance, exceptional useful load capability and excellent cross-country range. With new powerplant and propeller options planned after certification, the P2010 has a glittering future ahead of it and is likely to become a best seller in its class and within the Tecnam product range. If I could trade my own Piper Arrow IV Turbo, the P2010 is the aircraft I would buy”.

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