Avionics Package
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 0 comment

The P2012 Traveller is designed around a flexible, intuitive and low pilot workload demanding cabin with comfortable access for a second pilot when required. The avionic suite is based on the latest generation Garmin G1000 Nxi, composed of two 10-inch PFDs and a single central 12-inch MFD. Remote redundant AHRS and ADC (inertial and air data units) provide the main flight and attitude information, whilst a third back-up is provided by a small, vertical layout MD-302 (Mid-Continent).  Communications and navigation are based on dual remote units which provide selectable data on the cockpit screens. An optionally provided Flight Management Optional…

Powerplant
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 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 shown,…

2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 0 comment

Passengers will be accommodated in a cabin whose measurements are constant for the whole length of the fuselage as opposed to ‘legacy’ aircraft in this class, which traditionally feature a tapered fuselage in the back portion, there provided less space and especially disadvantaging passengers seated in the rear rows.   Following pictures show the ventilation layout and a preliminary interior configuration.   The access to the cabin is enabled via three doors, two for flight crew and one in the rear side divided in 3 separate hatches for passenger’s access only or for cargo/baggage loading purposes. An integrated handrail allows…

Sizing and configuration
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 2 comment

The sizing and overall dimensions of the P2012 has been achieved through the use of classical fine methodologies and approach. The access to the cabin is via three doors, two for flight crew and one in the rear side, divided in three separate hatches for passenger access only or for cargo/baggage loading purposes. An integrated handrail allows a comfortable entrance and exit. Let your passengers be accommodated in a Tecnam P2012 with the advantage of having a cabin whose measurements are constant for its whole extension, so that the ergonomics remain the same for all passengers and seats, as opposed…

The P2012 Traveller
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 0 comment

P2012 S/N2 Taxing Technical Description The P2012 Traveller is an all-metal structure, high wing, twin-engine, unpressurised, piston aircraft with fixed tricycle 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 rearside of the fuselage. Easy and fastseat removal and a large rear door allows for a quick re-configuration with available volumes shown in the picture. The fuselage is made of light aluminium alloy formed frames, beams, stringers and skins coupled by rivets and bolts. Some major items such as beams,…

Single Pilot vs Dual Pilot
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 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 Stefano Mavilio 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 Stefano Mavilio 0 comment

Today’s world is changing fast. A new demand for transportation between secondary hubs is arising. People and goods move closer and closer, avoiding big, busy airports in crowded cities. The answer is the Traveller.  The P2012 Traveller, as per its design specification, is characterized by a maximum cruise speed of 194 kt at 10,000 ft.  One of the essential features potential operators have also requested for this next-generation aircraft is to have short take-off capability, enabling them to operate on very short or even semi-prepared runways.  The P2012 has been designed to have a very low minimum control speed and…

Introduction
2017 Apr 13 By Stefano Mavilio 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,…