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Tecnam celebrates 400th delivery of P2006T Twin

On Friday Tecnam announced it had achieved the milestone 400th delivery of a Tecnam P2006T Twin to Bartolini Air, Poland's leading flight training organization. The Polish flight school took the delivery of the aircraft and the handover of keys took place during the Pilot ExpoBerlin. The Tecnam P2006T Twin was designed in 2006 and has established itself as the aircraft of choice for both flight training organizations and private owners. The twin enables multi-engine piston training to be provided at a cost that is unrivaled by other, older twin-engine aircraft. There are now 400 P2006T's in service worldwide and it is consistently on top of many competitor fly-off evaluations. Tecnam has partnered with many flight schools, several air forces and niche operators, which are now flying special versions of the twin, like the P2006T SMP version, for aerial operations. "I still remember the first time I saw a picture of the P2006T on the cover of an aviation magazine," Bartolini Air Managing Director Bartolomiej Walas said. "It was just a drawing with a short description inside. I said to myself, this is exactly what we need to take Bartolini Air's training offering into the 21st century. And that is what we are doing. Today, if you are a passenger of Ryanair or another major European airline, it's quite likely that your pilot made his or her first multi-engine IFR flight in a shiny Tecnam P2006T at Bartolini Air. This new addition to the fleet is another milestone, which will help accommodate growing demand for our training." Since Bartolini Air acquired its first P2006T in 2010, the training fleet has grown to 15 aircraft. The fleet is largely made up of Tecnam aircraft, including eight Tecnam P2008JCs, two P-Mentors, four P2006T's and one P2010. Five more Tecnam aircraft will be joining the fleet early this year, bringing the total number of Bartolini Air aircraft to 23. Bartolini Air provides over 12,000 flight training hours each year, qualifying 200 students who now pilot for many of the world's major airlines. Since 2010, over 2,000 students from all over the world have trained on the P2006T and the total fleet has accumulated 26,000 flight hours. "Key to the success of the P2006T Twin has been our commitment to offer our customers unbeatable value, coupled with low operating and ownership costs, innovative design and Italian styling," Tecnam CSO Walter Da Costa said. "The Rotax engines, in particular, allow the Tecnam P2006T to be an environmental leader as well. With remarkable fuel savings and significantly lower noise emissions, it has redefined both the flight training and ownership experience in a single step."
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