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Tecnam P92 gains certification in EASA's new 600kg category
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
German 600kg certification of the P92 Echo MkII will be recognised in several EASA countries. The model comes with ballistic parachute as standard, and Garmin G3X touch avionics.

Tecnam has achieved certification of the P92 Echo MkII light aircraft to the new German 600kg rules, the latest version of the EASA Basic Regulation that now allows for 600kg MTOW Ultralight (UL) aircraft under the control of the CAAs of the member states.

Germany is the first country to declare the opt-out, implementing the new-regulation German 600kg technical LTFUL 2018 rules. It is also the first country to develop and publish the necessary airworthiness requirements for these aircraft, delegating the certification process to the DULV (Deutscher Ultraleichtflugverband e.V.) agency.

Tecnam believes this certification of the P92 Echo MkII is highly significant since it is not limited to the German market but the type approval is recognised in several EASA countries.

The P92 Echo MKII design and its 600kg certification provide a recognisable improvement in capabilities and performances, while maintaining the distinctive characteristics of the legacy P92 series.

The P92 typical short-field performances, excellent climb characteristics, efficiency, and rugged design, are now teamed with the Echo MKII streamlined composite fuselage, granting cruise performances in comfort.

The cabin volume has been increased, providing wider seats and extra fore and aft adjustment for optimal pilot and passenger accommodation; a modern and advanced cockpit has been designed for total aircraft control. The optional ballistic parachute, standard in the EU600 kg, and advanced Garmin G3X touch avionics, equipped with synthetic view and ground proximity warning, provide additional safety during every flight.

Since its initial design in 1992, when Tecnam CEO Paolo Pascale first proposed bringing the two-seat aircraft to the ultralight market, well in excess of a thousand P92s have been delivered worldwide.

The P92 Echo MkII offers cost-efficiency and safety with state-of-the-art technology in a roomy and modern cockpit. Starting from the generous standard configuration, with analogue instruments, customers can choose from an extensive range of options that include the Garmin G3X touch suite featuring two 10.6-inch screens, transponder with GPS, ELT, BRS parachute, and many more.

In non-European countries, the P92 MkII is available in the Ultralight, US Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental categories, whereas the certified version, the P92JS, is available as the European CS-VLA.

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