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20/03/2013 : Tecnam announces the launch of the ‘Astore’ next-generation Light Sport Aircraft.
For 65 years Tecnam has built its reputation for developing of innovative, stylish and affordable aeroplanes for all aspects of General Aviation flying. What could be more fitting in this special anniversary year than for Professor Luigi Pascale, Tecnam’s legendary Head of Aircraft Design, to christen his new creation in honour of his first production aircraft, The P48 Astore
The Tecnam ‘Astore’ design affords the pilot the smoothest and most pleasurable flight with innovations such as an Apple iPad® mini supplied with each aircraft as standard. Pilots can use WiFi connection with the Levil G Mini in order to display on the iPad® mini the altitude, indicated airspeed, attitude and GPS using compatible applications such as Air Navigation Pro or similar or they can simply use the pre-installed dedicated app to compute the actual Weight and Balance, looking at procedures, run through checklists and Pilot Operating Handbook sections. Everything at his fingertips!
Tecnam’s passion to make the flying experience as enjoyable as possible includes a new ergonomically designed interior allowing for more all round visibility, control and switches that can be fastly reached and the use of softer materials affording a more comfortable flight.
Low operating costs are assured through Tecnam’s close association with Rotax. results in a remarkably efficient aeroplane, with customers being offered a choice of how they want their Tecnam ‘Astore’ powered, be it with the Rotax 912ULS, the all new 912iS and the Rotax 914 engine.
We have built our reputation at Tecnam on producing aeroplanes that offer outstanding value, beauty and efficiency” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director. ‘I am delighted we are able to celebrate Tecnam’s 65th anniversary by introducing the Tecnam ‘Astore’ as the new addition to our wide range of aeroplanes that ensure as wide an audience as possible can enjoy flying Tecnam aeroplanes.
For more information on the Tecnam ‘Astore’ next-generation  LSA, please visit us at AERO 2013 Friedrichshafen, Germany from 24 to 27 April  or contact your local dealer or Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Sales and Marketing, tel 34 616 481143,
About TECNAM “Quality Aircraft since 1948”
TECNAM traces its roots back to the activities of the Italian brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale, who developed and produced innovative aircraft soon after the end of WWII (1948) and have continued ever since to create original models that gained worldwide recognition under the name Partenavia. Established in March 1986, Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM now operates in two production facilities. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to Naples Capodichino Airport. The Capua facility is located adjacent to the “Oreste Salmone” Airport. 
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