Italian Air Force leadership visits Tecnam production facility
On March 16, Lieutenant General Pasquale Preziosa, Chief of the Italian Air Force (AMI), visited the Tecnam production facility in Capua, Italy as a a follow up to the recent AMI decision to select Tecnam to provide an Integrated Training System (ITS), which includes the purchase of three Tecnam P2006T Twins for Latina based 70° Stormo.
Hosted by Tecnam CFO Amedeo Fogliano and Fabio Russo, Head of Research & Development, Lieutenant General Preziosa not only toured the single and twin engine production lines but was given an exclusive view of the Tecnam P2012 Traveller prototype, now in final stages of completion.
The twin engine P2006T has been selected by Italian Air Force, after an extensive two year procurement evaluation programme as trainer. Tecnam will be providing not only three P2006T Twin aircraft but also a flight simulator, training for pilots and technicians and maintenance/assistance for a contract period of 3 years and 3.600 hours in total. The first maintenance training course was completed in February.
The Tecnam P2006T Twin was certified under EASA CS-23, IFR category in 2009 and in a further 16 countries to date. It is available in a wide range of models including the P2006T SMP (Special Mission Platform) variant, which provides a flexible, safe and low cost surveillance platform with multiple sensor capability. NASA recently selected the Tecnam P2006T to evaluate ‘distributed power technology’ confirming the platform as one of the best design developed by Tecnam’s award winning President and Head of Design, Professor Luigi Pascale.