18/12/2012 : Aero-Club Air France confirms purchase of 12 Tecnam P2008JC CS/VLA aeroplanes
In a significant milestone for Tecnam’s P2008 aeroplane programme, the order by Aero-Club Air France for 12 Tecnam P2008JC, builds on a healthy order book of another 25 P2008JC CS/VLA versions of this cost effective and environmentally friendly aeroplane.
Aero-Club Air France will receive their first 3 of 12 Tecnam P2008JC CS/VLA VFR night equipped aeroplanes in the 1st quarter of 2013. Final TC from EASA is expected in May 2013.
The 12 aeroplanes will be distributed amongst 5 Aero-Club Air France’s affiliated groups:
• Aeroclub Air France Lognes
• Aéroclub Aéroport de Paris
• Aéroclub Marne la Vallée
• Aéroclub Air France Toulouse
• Aéroclub Toulouse Midi Pyrénées
“The P2008JC CS/VLA will replace the famous C152 for initial training purposes,” said Pascal Collès, Fleet Manager, Air France. “Our choice has been driven by the following parameters:”
• Block fuel saving by 25 %
• Take-off, climb, cruise performances improvement
• Handling qualities
• Glass cockpit
• Noise impact significantly reduced
• Strong product support
The single-engined Tecnam P2008 has already established itself a one of Tecnam’s best sellers. With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metals wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008 is already a popular choice amongst a number of Flight Training Organisations.
“We are delighted to complete yet another excellent year for Tecnam with this significant order from Aero-Club Air France,” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director. “With the P2008JC well enroute to full EASA certification in spring 2013, we expect to announce further significant orders, particularly from Flight Training Organisations soon.”
For more information on the Tecnam P2008, please visit www.tecnam.com or contact your local dealer or Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Sales and Marketing, tel 34 616 481143, email@example.com