Tecnam

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Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
Private
Founded 1986 (1986)
Headquarters Casoria, Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Website tecnam.com
Tecnam P2002 Sierra
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Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam is an aeronautics manufacturer founded in 1986, based near Naples in Italy. The company has two primary activities: it makes aircraft parts for other manufacturers, and makes its own range of light aircraft.

History

The light sport Tecnam aircraft currently in production are side by side 2-seat configurations of aluminum monocoque construction utilizing the 100 hp Rotax 912S engine. There are several models manufactured, high and low wing, some with retractable undercarriage. In some cases one model has two different designations: one for flight under the ultralight aviation regulations and the other for flight under general aviation regulations as a regular certified light aircraft. Many of the aircraft fall within new sub-categories of certified aircraft, e.g. the EASA VLA (very light aircraft) rules in Europe and LSA rules in the USA.

The first example of the Tecnam P2006T, a four-seat twin engined aircraft, flew for the first time in 2007. It has two 100 hp Rotax 912S engines, variable pitch props, and retractable landing gear. The P2006T was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2009, and there are approximately 15 aircraft now[when?] flying in Europe. Part 23 FAA certification in the United States is now[when?] complete.

In October 2015 the company partnered with Liaoning United Aviation, a division of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation to produce the Chinese-certified Tecnam P2006T at Faque Airport in China, for delivery to customers in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The two-seat Tecnam P2008JC and the four-seat Tecnam P2010 will be produced at the same plant once certified.[1]

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