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Tecnam reveals plans for a STOL variant P2012
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Following the successful completion of the preliminary P2012 STOL flight test campaign in early 2022, the aircraft has entered its final configuration moving on to the certification phase in 2023.

Tecnam has introduced a new variant of the P2012, dedicated to short take off and landing (STOL) operations, specifically designed to operate across the most demanding commercial airports in the world.

Addressing the needs of a market niche that was left undeveloped and unsupported for decades, the company is aiming to provide a solution to those operators looking for a modern, spacious, comfortable, safe yet stylish aircraft, with STOL capabilities.

The P2012 STOL is the only twin piston with STOL capabilities compliant with the latest certification amendments. It offers a 3,680kg / 8,113lb maximum gross weight, while guaranteeing a modern design, wide and comfortable cabin, and 11 seats.

The interior accommodation is enhanced by a central aisle, a dedicated window for each of the nine single passengers, no bench/double seats, and the best passengers' amenities such as USB ports, cabin air conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup-holders.

The interiors design and the superb view provided by the “high wing” configuration provide a “best-in-class” experience for the flights to typical “exotic” STOL destinations.

Mission accomplishment and flight safety enhancement pass through a modern cockpit with latest technology, including state-of-the-art G1000 NXi avionics system, and GFC700 specifically tuned autopilot. Active and connected flight deck (Bluetooth, flight stream, Iridium) and a toolbox of modern aids (Wx radar, storm scope, inset map, Synthetic Vision) are provided to reduce workload and fatigue while increasing mission effectiveness.

At MToW of 3,680kg, the take-off run takes only 275m / 900ft and to clear the obstacle the takeoff distance is achieved in just 425m / 1,395ft. At the 3,630kg maximum landing weight where the landing distance from the obstacle takes only 360m / 1,180ft and the impressive ground run requires just 155m / 510ft.

There are thousands of regional and local STOL airports around the world needing an outclassing airframe, superior performances, the latest safety and a 21st century design, capable of lifting off from prepared and unprepared strips of less than 300m / 1,000ft.

The P2012 STOL can quickly and easily be converted from a nine-passenger carrier into a special-purpose aircraft, and back again.

Following the successful completion of the preliminary P2012 STOL flight test campaign in early 2022, the aircraft has entered its final configuration moving on to the certification phase in 2023.

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Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.p.A. Airframer
Garmin International Air Data Computers, Airborne Communication Systems, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Autopilots, Avionics Management Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Engine Indicator Instruments, Flight Directors, Flight Management Systems, GPS, Head-Up Displays, Instrument Landing Systems, Magnetometers, Moving Maps, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, Onboard Computers, Onboard Intercom Systems, Position Indicators, Radar Transponders, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Radio Communications Equipment, Satellite Receivers, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Transceivers, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Weather Mapping Radar
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