May 13, 2016
Purdue Aviation and Costruzioni Aeronautich Tecnam, manufacturer of the Tecnam line of certified and Light Sport aircraft, announced May 5 a partnership to support sales, maintenance, and flight training at Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Purdue Aviation, Purdue Research Foundation and Tecnam will use a P2006T for flight training, rental, and to provide increased flight school integration and maintenance services. Photo courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam.
The agreement includes a sales center for Tecnam’s certified aircraft, flight school integration, flight training, and maintenance services. Purdue Aviation is a fixed base operator at Purdue University Airport that also supports the university’s department of aviation technology.
The partners anticipate offering a Tecnam P2006T for flight training and rental as well as to provide increased flight school integration and maintenance services. The P2006T is a twin-engine aircraft that can operate on a total of 10 gph of unleaded fuel as well as 100LL. The flight training center also will offer transition training for Tecnam customers.
In 2014 Tecnam began an expansion of its facilities in the United States, starting with an assembly facility in Sebring, Florida. The Italian company has been designing and building aircraft since 1948.
“We are delighted to have this partnership with Tecnam,” said Dan Hasler, president of the Purdue Research Foundation. “We believe the Tecnam product line to be a game changer in the aviation industry, and we anticipate that this agreement will lead to other opportunities for future collaborations between Tecnam and the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District.”