Tecnam has announced the certification approval by EASA for the Tecnam P Twenty Ten and the commencement of deliveries to customers throughout Europe.
The Tecnam P Twenty Ten – flight tested in Pilot’s August issue – is the first new single engine, high wing, four-seat, CS 23 certified aircraft in fourteen years.
The achievement of EASA CS 23 Certification was the result of extensive investment and the dedicated effort of all members of the Tecnam organization. The certification program included over 200 hours of test flights, more than 100 spin configurations, lightning tests on full scale assemblies and many other technological achievements.
Tecnam is one of only two OEMs that are capable of producing GA aircraft incorporating both metal and composite components. Combining a prepeg carbon fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator/rudder, has allowed Tecnam to optimize aerodynamic quality and reliability that can meet the challenge of ensuring that all of EASA’s stringent certification tests are met.
The Tecnam P Twenty Ten incorporates an expansive cabin featuring ergonomic forward and rear seats with exceptional legroom, and a large separate third entry door.
The wide composite cabin allows for a large instrument panel with three avionics options; analogue IFR, a Garmin G500 IFR or twin-screen Garmin G1000 IFR with integrated GFC700 autopilot.
Deliveries to the Czech Republic, France, Poland, UK and Spain will commence immediately.