TSA will take delivery of two P2012 and has options for three STOL

Capua, Italy – Tecnam announced today that leading charter company, Torres Strait Air (TSA), based on Horn Island, in Far North Queensland, is the launch customer for the twin engine, 11-seat, Tecnam P2012 Traveller, in Australia.

TSA will take delivery of two P2012s in May and June 2024 and has options for three STOL versions of the Traveller, in a deal worth more than AUD $22M.

The fleet acquisition is being financed by the National Australia Bank’s Indigenous Fund, that was introduced to TSA by Hallmarc Aviation, Tecnam’s sales agent for the Traveller in Australia.

Francesco Sferra, Tecnam P2012 – Special Mission Platforms Sales & Business Development Manager, said: “The Traveller has been a big seller worldwide since its launch, and interest from operators in Australia is strong. We are particularly pleased that TSA will be the launch customer. The company’s commitment to the people of Torres Strait is admirable.”

Daniel Takai, CEO, Torres Strait Air, said “Our passengers will love the size, twin-engine safety, and comfort of the Traveller. Its ability to carry a combination of freight and people is perfect for our operations in the demanding conditions of the Torres Strait. We are excited to progressively expand our operating fleet with Tecnam P2012 Travellers, and the STOL capability will be a game changer for our communities.”

Michael Loccisano, CEO of Hallmarc Aviation, said “From the moment Tecnam announced the Traveller, we knew it would be perfect to replace the many 40–50-year-old, high time, tired, aging twin aircraft still operating in Australia. Customer response to its performance, high wing design and huge passenger appeal due to its ease of access, roomy interior, and big panoramic windows, has been incredible. It’s the aircraft Australian operators have been waiting for. There is nothing else available that can match its performance, low acquisition price, and operating costs. We expect to see a lot more P2012 Travellers in Australia in the months and years ahead.” 


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About Torres Straits Air (TSA)

Based at Horn Island in tropical far northeast Queensland, TSA serves the air transport needs of the Torres Strait Communities. TSA is owned by Daniel Takai, Australia’s first Torres Strait Islander commercial pilot. TSA flies to all regional airstrips: Kubin, Badu, Mabuiag, Boigu, Saibai, Warraber, Yam, Poruma (Coconut), Yorke, Erub (Darnley) and Mer (Murray) Islands. The company also flies from its Horn Island base to NPA (Bamaga), Weipa, Mapoon, Aurukun, Coen, Lockhart River, Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama and Cairns. It’s Air Operators Certificate allows the company to fly to Papua New Guinea, the island of Daru, and to Port Moresby.

About Hallmarc Aviation

Melbourne based Hallmarc Aviation, part of the Hallmarc Group, is the sales agent for the Tecnam P2012 Traveller in Australia. The company also represents Tecnam in VIC, SA, WA, and NT for other (general aviation) Tecnam models.

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