TECNAM P2012 STOL ACHIEVES STEEP APPROACH CERTIFICATION UP TO 10° GRADIENT

05.29.2024

The certification arrives during the opening of EBACE, where the P2012 is on display.

CAPUA – Today Tecnam announced that the P2012 STOL has received EASA certification for steep approaches of up to 10°. This important milestone is a significant endorsement of the P2012 design and further expands the aircraft’s operability.

The P2012 STOL aircraft, specifically designed for short take-off and landing operations, is designed and tailored to operate from airports and airstrips characterised by extremely short runways and extreme operational constraints.

Francesco Sferra, Tecnam P2012 – Special Mission Platforms Sales & Business Development Manager, said: “With its impressive short field performance and now 10-degree approach certification, there is no inaccessible runway for the latest P2012 STOL.”

 

THE AIRCRAFT

The P2012 STOL is the only twin-piston aircraft with Short Take-Off and Landing capabilities that complies with the latest certification amendments. It offers a maximum gross weight of 3680 kg / 8113 lb with a useful load of 1191 kg / 2626 lb while maintaining a modern design, a wide and comfortable cabin and 11 seats.

The cabin entrance and accommodation is enhanced by a wide single access door and a central aisle; moreover, a dedicated window for each of the 9 individual passengers, no bench/double seats and the best passenger amenities are provided such as dual USB ports at each seat, cabin air conditioning, individual fresh and hot air outlets, dedicated reading light, seat pockets and cup and mobile phone holders.

The interiors design and the superb view granted by the “high wing” configuration provide a “best-in-class” experience for the flights to typical remote STOL destinations.

The multi mission capability of the aircraft allows to exchange the STOL configuration from passengers’ transportation to Cargo, Combi, or Air Ambulance within minutes, providing healthcare, assistance and serving communities worldwide.

Mission accomplishment and flight safety enhancement pass through a modern cockpit with latest technology, including as a standard state-of-the-art G1000 NXi avionic system, GFC700 specifically tuned autopilot, and ADS-B IN/OUT. An active and connected flight deck (Bluetooth, flight stream, Iridium) and a toolbox of modern aids (Wx radar, storm scope, inset map, Synthetic Vision™) are provided to reduce workload and fatigue while increasing mission safety and effectiveness. From a comfort perspective the P2012 STOL offers a +34% wider cabin, +24% larger seat pitch, +188% higher luggage weight allowance and +303% better luggage volume when compared to legacy competitors STOL aircraft and does it all in accordance with the latest certification standards.

 

Learn more about the P2012 STOL:

https://tecnam.com/aircraft/p2012-stol/

 

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