Vulcanair Adds New Multi Trainer


Vulcanair and its U.S distributor Ameravia announced at AirVenture that they will be offering a new version of the Vulcanair P68R designed for use by flight schools as a multi-engine trainer. The P68R ECO is powered by twin Lycoming IO-360 engines and comes equipped with the Garmin G1000NXi and GFC700 autopilot. According to Ameravia, the ECO includes “only a few modifications intended to reduce the price, but it will have most of the normal P68 features.”

Ameravia says that the ECO will be available only to flight schools on a fleet-purchase basis. Cost for the aircraft will be in the mid-$800,000 range. The Vulcanair P68R (Vr) model on which the ECO is based cruises at 168 knots and has a range of approximately 890 NM and a service ceiling of 20,000 feet.

Ameravia also announced that it has taken orders for 18 Vulcanair V1.0 aircraft over the last twelve months. All of the four-seat, single-engine V1.0s on order will be going to university and technical schools with flight training programs. The company says its V1.0 deliveries are currently averaging about two aircraft per month.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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