Avionics Package
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

Standard avionic package The P2012 Traveller is designed around a flexible, intuitive and low pilot workload with roomy and comfortable access for a second pilot when required. note: some optional equipment (such as the ADF) may be mandatory in some countries to enable the P2012 to fly under IFR conditions as an airline passenger transport. The avionics suite is based on the latest generation Garmin G1000 Nxi, composed of two 10 inch PFDs and a single central 12 inchMFD. Remote redundant AHRS and ADC (inertial and air data units) provide the main flight and attitude information whilst a backup is…

Powerplant
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

The Lycoming TEO-540-C1A Engine is a direct-drive six-cylinder, horizontally opposed, turbocharged, air-cooled engine. It has electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, down exhaust. As equipment, the engine has an automotive type starter, one 28V alternator (140A) and a propeller governor pad. The EECS (Electronic Engine Control) is an electronic, microprocessor controlled system that which continuously monitors and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection timing, and fuel mixture based on operating conditions. The EECS eliminates the need for magnetos and manual fuel/air mixture control lever.   The main advantages and features of the Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engine are listed in the table below: as…

2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

Passengers will be accommodated in a cabin whose measures are constant for the whole length of the fuselage extension as opposed to ‘legacy’ aircraft in this class which traditionally feature a tapered fuselage in the back portion, there providing less space and especially disadvantaging passengers seated in the rear rows Tecnam P2012 has the advantage of having a cabin whose measures are constant for its whole extension, so that the ergonomy remains the same for all passengers and seats.   The conclusion is that advantages of the P2012 configuration include: P2012 offers additional 0.26ft (80mm) for overhead space compared with…

Sizing and configuration
2017 Apr 13 By admin 2 comment

The sizing and overall dimensions of the P2012 has been achieved through the use of classical fine methodologies and approach. The design of the aircraft has been accomplished starting from the following design specifications: a) Ease of cabin access and cabin comfort; b) Spacious luggage compartments (nose and tail located); c) Reduced take-off run and take-off from non prepared runways capability; d) Max cruise speed of about 190 kts at flight altitude of 10.000ft ktas; e) Range exceeding 950 nm;   The high-wing configuration ensures easy cabin access, high internal volumes and a low ground clearance. The result in terms…

Technical description
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

  The P2012 Traveller is an all-metal structure, high wing, twin-engine, unpressurized, piston aircraft with fixed tricyle landing gear. The aircraft can accommodate up to 11 occupants. Suitable allowance for luggage and optional equipment is also provided both in a wide nose compartment and in the rear side of the fuselage. Easy and fast seat removal and a large rear door allows for a quick and roomy cargo re-configuration with available volumes shown in the following picture. The fuselage is made of light aluminium alloy formed frames, beams, stringers and skins coupled by rivets and bolts. Some major items such…

Single Pilot vs Dual Pilot
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

One of the main advantages of the P2012 Traveller is the option to operate in single pilot mode in most countries around the world when carrying passengers. While under FAA requirements it is possible to carry commercial passengers on a single engine aircraft, such as the Caravan. In most of countries this is not allowed. This means that, in order to carry passengers for hire or commercial gain the aircraft must be at least multi engined. Nevertheless, an aircraft powered by two turboprop engines is classified as “complex” and thus it requires the presence of a co-pilot. This dual pilot…

Competitor Table
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

Check the data of the P2012 compared to its main competitors. Model [unit] C402   Navajo  Kodiak  BN2 Tecnam P2012 Service Entry 1966 1967 2005 1965 2019 Wing Span m 13,45 12,4 13,7 14,94 14 Length m 11,09 9,94 10,42 10,86 11,8 Height m 3,49 3,96 4,48 4,18 4,4 Cabin height m 1,27 1,17 1,45 1,3 1,36 Cabin width m 1,42 0,76 1,37 1,1 1,48 Cabin length m 4,98 4,42 4,83 4,6 4,15 Landing gear Fixed Retr. Fixed Fixed Fixed ENGINE Engine manuf. Continental Lycoming PW Lycoming Lycoming Engine Model TSIO520VB TIO-540A PT6A-34 IO-540 TEO540C1A Engine Power Hp 2×325 2×310…

Market analysis
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

The Part 135 dedicated aircraft market is today based on old ‘heritage’ models, many of which are coming to the end of their useful commercial life. The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller has been much anticipated by many airlines, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the world. Airlines have been demanding a replacement for many hundreds of airplanes in the Part 23/CS23 category currently in service around the world – as many are now coming to the end of their…

Introduction
2017 Apr 13 By admin 0 comment

  The piston powered twin engine aircraft market is today characterized by very few models and the majority of aircraft in operation belonging to this category are older than 35 years and are no longer in production. Tecnam Aircraft Industries is committed to the design, development and production of a new, innovative, efficient and affordable next-generation 11 seater twin aircraft, complying with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23 requirements. The airplane design, named Tecnam P2012 Traveller, was developed by Tecnam Research and Design team is under development at Tecnam Aircraft Industries following a preliminary design by Professor Luigi Pascale,…