CAPUA, April 22 – Based on recent data and industry benchmarks, Italian aircraft manufacturer TECNAM has revealed that flight schools operating TECNAM’s single- and twin-engine fleets can save as much as 10 tones of CO2 emissions for every single student graduated with Commercial Pilot License – a 60% reduction compared to fleets using 100LL fuel on a journey of 155 flight hours, 30h of which on twin.
According to the company’s Director of R&D Fabio Russo, operating a TECNAM fleet allows flight training organizations to “significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions today, not tomorrow.”
“While there are a few exciting green projects in development at TECNAM, the beauty of operating our fleet is that you don’t need to wait to make the difference,” said Russo.
In addition to the research on their fleet’s environmental impact, the company is actively investing in contributing to the green future of aviation through sustainable R&D projects and strategic partnerships.
Among research projects that are inspiring future aircraft propulsion and configurations, TECNAM highlighted those developed with Rolls-Royce, Rotax and NASA. The projects include the parallel hybrid P2010 H3PS, the full-electric P-VOLT, and NASA X-57 built around the Tecnam P2006T – the model that independent research firms named the most efficient twin aircraft in the world.
As outlined in their “Green Manifest”, TECNAM’s approach to sustainable innovation is based on three core principles; their solutions need to be “realistic, durable, and practical.”
TECNAM’s Managing Director Giovanni Pascale Langer emphasized that the brand is committed to developing not only cleaner, but also scalable and economically viable solutions.
“Sustainability is a journey, not a destination,” concluded Pascale Langer. “This means that we are continuously conceptualizing and developing greener solutions – ones that offer superior performance and lower carbon emissions and thus, by consequence, the most interesting profitability”.
More information on TECNAM’s commitment to sustainability is available on https://www.tecnam.com/soar-greener/