Bits and Pieces
Transport Canada Approves Tecnam P2006T Light Twin for Sale
By Ian Brown, Editor – Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159
The P2006T is a four-seater with retractable gear and a lower standard empty weight than a comparable single-engine four-place aircraft. Price is rumoured to be competitive with an equivalent single, too.
Canadian flight schools wishing to provide up-to-date twin engine instruction will be delighted that they have a new choice in aircraft—the twin Rotax 912S powered Tecnam P2006T. Transport Canada certified the aircraft at the end of October. With the option of a glass cockpit, the P2006T would make a good choice for a twin trainer.
The fact that the engines can run on mogas makes it possible to run economically, too. The engines were developed specifically to make use of the most recent advances in automotive engine technology, and cylinder temperatures are stabilized using water cooling and radiators.
Tecnam says it produces one of these aircraft every five days, so demand is strong. The manufacturer already has an order book of over 100 aircraft and hopes for strong orders from Canada.
With its peak output at 2400 rpm, the aircraft is quiet even though it’s a twin. Full flap stalls are rated at below 48 knots at gross, and the cruise range is an impressive 685 nautical miles. With both 98-hp engines at 75 percent power achieving 145 knots, this plane is no slouch. To learn more about the performance of this exciting new aircraft, check it out at www.Tecnam.com.