Successful roll-out of the first TECNAM P2012 Traveller from its Experimental Assembly Line (XAL) in Capua (Italy). The Tecnam Flight Crew powered up the P2012’s pair of Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines for a successful and smooth taxi onto the Capua ramp.
In the cockpit of P2012 (serial number 001) were Tecnam Managing Director, Paolo Pascale and Lorenzo De Stefano, Tecnam Experimental Test Pilot ably by key members of launch customer Cape Air’s leadership team, Stan Bernstein – Member, Board of Directors and Jim Goddard – Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning.
The Tecnam P2012 Traveller is an eleven seat next generation piston engine twin, designed to comply with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23.
The joint Tecnam and Cape Air P2012 Traveller development team, including Lycoming for the engines and Garmin for the avionic systems, is a significant international cooperation aiming to deliver both innovation and a step change in air transportation.
Paolo Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director said “Another milestone has achieved. The P2012 Traveller is yet another superlative aircraft designed by Professor Luigi Pascale, with the aim of meeting growing demands of regional short-haul transportation operators in particular. It was a tremendous joy for us, both as airmen and manufacturer to be able to share this unique milestone today’s with the Cape Air leadership team.”
Jim Goddard, Caper Air Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning stated: “Cape Air is committed to working with Tecnam to meet the current development of the P2012 Traveller.
As both a lifelong airplane and aviation enthusiast, taking part in todays P2012 roll out was a special treat that will be remembered for a lifetime. The P2012, with its unique aerodynamic profile and lines, is a flying example when science and art come together so all may enjoy.
This aircraft brings the passion and emotion that has existed at Tecnam in 1948 and remains until this day. The P2012 remains on track to meet the future needs of Cape Air and our demanding operating profile. We are excited to continue our work with Tecnam to achieve both of our organizations desired goals.”