Tecnam Shows P2012 Airliner

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Earlier this month, Tecnam rolled out the P2012 Traveler mini-airliner it designed for Cape Air and showgoers at Aero in Friedrichshafen got their first look at the new model this week.

The new twin has 11 seats and is designed to replace the aging Cessna 406s that have been the mainstay of Cape Air’s fleet for decades. Cape Air flies in New England from Massachusetts to the Cape and Islands, as well as in Puerto Rico and Micronesia. The P2012, designed by the late Tecnam pater familias Luigi Pascale, was announced in 2011.

The aircraft is powered by a pair of Lycoming TEO-540-C1A piston engines and is the first major OEM to adopt Lycoming's electronic engine. It is designed to comply with both the U.S. FAR Part 23 and Europe’s CS-23 airworthiness standards, and is a joint project between Tecnam and Cape Air.

Comments (3)

Is this a replacement for Cape Air's fleet of Cessna 402Cs, and not the 406s?

Posted by: Stephen White | April 8, 2017 6:48 AM    Report this comment

... meh, I haven't "run the numbers", but a small PT-6 would have been my preference for power.

Posted by: Phil DeRosier | April 8, 2017 8:22 AM    Report this comment

I'd like turbines too--especially on over-water segments, but given Cape Air's short segments, the cycle limitations on turbine power would be brutal.

Posted by: jim hanson | April 8, 2017 3:27 PM    Report this comment

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