Tecnam Brings A New Light Twin To Oshkosh


Tecnam’s P2006T light twin is not technically new — it’s been selling in the European market for a while — but the company, based in Italy, is now introducing it to the U.S. market. “It offers twin-engine safety at single-engine costs,” said Lynne Birmingham, U.S. representative for Tecnam, as the airplane was shown to the crowds on Aeroshell Square at EAA AirVenture on Monday morning. The all-aluminum twin runs on two Rotax engines, and will fly up to 140 knots while burning 10 gph. “It’s economical to fly and to maintain,” said Birmingham. The target market is mostly flight schools and university aviation programs, but also air charter companies and private owners.

“It has great single-engine climb,” said Birmingham, adding that the engine nacelles are close to the fuselage, which helps to keep the single-engine handling docile. The airplane will be flying at Oshkosh this week and she said it will demonstrate single-engine performance during those flights. Birmingham said the airplane is now certified by EASA and she expects full FAA certification within a couple of months. It will sell for about $425,000 to $510,000, she said, depending on avionics and other options.