Julie K. Boatman
Though Tecnam Aircraft is primarily known to pilots in the United States for its light sport aircraft—such as the P92 Echo Super and the P2004 Bravo—the company's plans to extend its reach into Part 23 certificated aircraft took another step forward with the first flight of the P2006T light twin earlier this week.
The flight, from the Capua airport near Naples successfully launched the twin's flight test program, recently blessed by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The twin features two 98-horsepower Rotax 912S engines, allowing it to operate on automotive gas as well as 100LL.
Look for a feature on the Echo Super and the Bravo in an upcoming issue of AOPA Pilot.
September 18, 2007