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Tecnam P2012 STOL achieves EASA certification

Tecnam shared Wednesday that its P2012 Traveller has achieved EASA full type certification. The P2012 STOL aircraft was designed for Short Take Off and Landing operations, engineered and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips with extremely short runways and demanding operational constraints.RELATED STORIES:Tecnam P2012 STOL nears certification Tecnam unveils the new P2012 STOL Over the last 18 months, Tecnam has undergone an extensive certification campaign to ensure the P2012 maintained an impressive Takeoff and Landing performance as well as a 99 percent commonality of parts with the P2012 Traveller series to improve the P2012 STOL supportability and provide a fleet option. Tecnam addressed the needs of a niche market that has been underdeveloped and unsupported for decades. The P2012 STOL allows Tecnam to provide a solution for operators looking for a modern, spacious, comfortable, safe and stylish aircraft with impressive STOL capabilities for their business. The P2012 STOL production aircraft is in the final stage of the assembly line and Is ready for the first deliveries to customers. The P2012 STOL is the only twin-piston with Short Take Off and Landing capabilities that complies with current certification amendments. The STOL has a maximum gross weight of about 8,113 lbs. with a useful load of 2,831 lbs. while maintaining a modern design, with a wide cabin and 11 seats. The cabin entrance and accommodation are improved with a wide, single-access door and a central aisle. Additionally, there is a dedicated window for each of the nine individual passengers. There are no benches or double seats and passengers can enjoy amenities like USB ports, cabin air conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup and mobile phone holders. The aircraft interior design and view are possible with the high wing configuration, providing a "best-in-class" experience for flights to remote STOL locations. The plane's multi-mission capability allows the exchange of the STOL configuration from passenger transportation to Cargo, Combi or Air Ambulance in a matter of minutes. These versatile planes can provide healthcare, assistance and serve communities around the world. The P2012 STOL features a modern cockpit equipped with the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art G1000 NXi avionic system, GFC700 specifically tuned autopilot and ADS-B IN/OUT. There is an active and connected flight deck, with Bluetooth, flight stream and Iridium, as well as a plethora of modern aids like Wx radar, storm scope, inset map and synthetic vision to reduce workload and fatigue while increasing mission safety and effectiveness. The P2012 STOL offers a 34 percent wider cabin, a 24 percent larger seat pitch, a 188 percent higher luggage weight allowance and a 303 percent better luggage volume compared to most British STOL aircraft, with all of the latest certification standards. The newly EASA-certified P2012 STOL can comfortably carry an equivalent payload of most known STOL aircraft and match the takeoff and landing performances. The plane can also outperform its useful load by 20 percent up to 2,830 lbs while performing a STOL mission. At a maximum takeoff weight of 8,113 lbs, the takeoff run takes just 1,033 feet. Clearing obstacles requires a takeoff distance of just 1,394 ft. Another improvement at the maximum landing weight is a 1,181 ft. distance to clear obstacles and a ground run requiring just 738 ft. The Tecnam Research and Development team has developed the P2012 STOL, available in both passenger and multi-mission configurations. The fully interchangeable, 11-seat, twin-engine fixed gear, unpressurized Tecnam is able to quickly be converted from a nine-passenger carrier into a special-purpose aircraft and back again. There are two crew seats and nine single-passenger seats. The plane is equipped with two six-cylinder, turbocharged piston engines. The P2012 STOL is single pilot certified in VFR and IFR and PBN certified for GPS approaches. There is no type rating issue or renewal required and easy to maintain. The P2012 STOL was unveiled in 2022. In October 2023, Tecnam shared that the plane was nearing EASA type certification, with all flight testing having confirmed or exceeded the preliminary design performance data.
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