The Tecnam P2010 is available with three different options of powerplants and fuel capabilities.
Tecnam announced today a new model for the US market that confirms the relentless innovation attitude of the Italian company. The P2010 is now available with the JetA1/Diesel engine from Continental.
At Oshkosh, WI, Tecnam announced the introduction of a new entrant into the General Aviation arena: the "P Twenty-Ten TDI".
Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour (less than 20 litres), with roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin, and taking advantage of the high-wing configuration with 3 door access, plus another dedicated for the baggage compartment combined with 1,000 NM range, with the full fuel capacity of 63 US Gal (240 litres).
The P2010 TDI role is to fill a gap in customer choices, as they can now select the "Twenty-Ten" with three different powerplants, and three different fuel capabilities: automotive unleaded (approved on 180hp version), Avgas on the most powerful 215hp variant and, the 170 hp using Jet or diesel.
The P2010 TDI is a combination of state-of-the-art technologies, where Tecnam's capabilities to manage both metal and composite manufacturing has shaped a unique solution of efficiency, load- carrying capability and unique Italian style: fuselage and vertical fin entirely made of pre-peg carbon fiber, provide the best use of space, while wings, horizontal tail and rudder, and all the load-carrying structures, are built with over 70 years' of experience with light alloy structures.
Safety is self-explanatory in the latest certification requirements with the 26G-capable crashworthy electric powered seats, while the flying experience is supported by the Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpit and GFC 700 autopilot, entirely integrated and tuned around the Continental CD-170, full FADEC and single-lever engine management system.
Continental's Jet/diesel powered 170 HP engine offers ease of flying, coupled with electronic engine monitoring and redundant safety features, proven with more than 6,000 engines delivered and over 7.1 million service flight hours.
"The P2010 remains a modern aircraft for flight schools and private owners," says Giovanni Pascale, TECNAM Managing Director. "With the Continental's Jet/diesel engine, the P2010 TDI is simply the 'ideal aircraft', combining a modern, sleek, 'green' design with consistent, robust power."
"We are proud to be Tecnam's newest aircraft partner, bringing innovative aircraft to aviators around the world," says Robert Stoppek, President & CEO. "We remain committed to serving our partners and Tecnam's customers with expert service and support. This partnership reinforces our dedication to provide customers a freedom and choice with their engines that only Continental can provide."
On a historical note, Tecnam's very first aircraft, the Astore P48, built in 1948, was powered by a Continental engine — the A65. The connection between the two companies therefore spans more than 72 years.
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