Italian Air Force chooses Tecnam for training system
Tecnam has announced that it had been selected to provide an Integrated Training System (ITS), including three Tecnam P2006T Twins to the Italian Air Force (ITA AF).
The Italian Air Force’s decision follows an extensive two year procurement evaluation programme and consists of Tecnam providing not only three P2006T Twin aircraft but also a flight simulator, training for pilots and technicians and maintenance/assistance for a contract period of 3 years and 3.600 hours in total.
At the ITA AF request Tecnam will be incorporating small design changes to ensure the aircraft are fit for the tough requirements of military service. The three P2006T’s will fly with military identification marks, once the validation from EASA CS-23 to AER/Italian Air Force certification has been achieved.
The Tecnam P2006T was certified under EASA CS-23, IFR category in 2009 and in a further 16 countries to date. It is available in a wide range of models including the P2006T SMP (Special Mission Platform) variant, which provides a flexible, safe and low cost surveillance platform with multiple sensor capability. NASA recently selected the Tecnam P2006T to evaluate ‘distributed power technology’ confirming the platform as one of the best design developed by Tecnam’s award winning President and Head of Design, Professor Luigi Pascale.