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National Flight Centre Pilot Academy choose Tecnam for fleet replacement

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National Flight Centre Pilot Academy choose Tecnam for fleet replacement - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Ireland Aircraft: Airplanes

Tecnam have been appointed by National Flight Centre Pilot Academy for their aircraft fleet replacement programme. The replacement fleet will include Tecnam twin-engine P2006T aircraft and Tecnam P-Mentor single engine aircraft. In conjunction with the fleet transformation, and to ensure the maximum level of service, NFC will also become an authorised Tecnam maintenance facility for Ireland.

Darragh Owens, NFC Head of Training, commented: “Following detailed competitor analysis we are delighted to have chosen Tecnam as our long-term partner for our aircraft fleet renewal programme. We will continue to focus on delivering high quality training with modern glass cockpit aircraft, whilst achieving significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The replacement programme will commence in December 2022”

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam’s Chief Sales Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome National Flight Centre, one of Europe’s longest established Pilot Academies to the Tecnam family. Today, we are one of the most important in GA’s market, having delivered more than 7,000 aircraft to 70 countries world-wide, offering a complete solution for all pilot training needs. We are also pleased to authorise NFC as Tecnam-approved Part 145 maintenance facility in Ireland.”

The P2006T MkII is a twin-engine four-seat aircraft with fully retractable landing gear. It offers innovative design with the Garmin 1000 NXi avionics suite, integrating all primary flight, navigation, communication and terrain data on two high-definition LCD displays. The P2006T is also equipped with an S-Tec 55x high-performance, two-axis autopilot, with advanced features. Fitted with two Rotax 912S3 engines, the Tecnam P2006T exhibits remarkable fuel saving and can be operated on AVGAS and MOGAS 95 octane fuel, leading to huge cost reductions.

The P-Mentor is the latest design from Tecnam, a IFR single engine two-seat single engine piston aircraft: IFR; PBN, RNAV; Variable Pitch, Autopilot, Simulated Retractable Gear Control; BRS. The extremely fuel efficient and low-emissions Rotax 912iSc becomes the heart of a full IFR-approved aircraft, coupled with an MT constant speed propeller.

NFC has been training Pilots since 1977 at its base in Dublin Weston Airport. NFC is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Irish Aviation Authority for the provision of flight training courses, including Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) integrated, full-time training. 

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