The first customer for the aircraft is Cape Air, which serves the New England area and the Caribbean. Tecnam said in a press release the aircraft is also aimed at commuter airlines in Asia, Africa, and Australia.
No performance numbers were released from the flight. The propeller aircraft is powered by two 350-horsepower Lycoming TEO 540 engines. The turbocharged electronic engine has a single ignition button and is claimed to start as easily in winter as it does in summer. Mixture and propeller controls are managed electronically with a single engine control. The engine can burn a variety of fuels including mogas.
Tecnam says the aircraft will cruise at 175 knots true airspeed at 10,000 feet and has a range of greater than 600 nautical miles. It is said to have a “reduced” takeoff run. It carries nine passengers and one or two pilots.