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Professional Aviation ATO forecasts growth with Tecnam Aircraft

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Professional Aviation ATO forecasts growth with Tecnam Aircraft - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Italy Aircraft: Airplanes

Professional Aviation announced the purchase agreement for 9 additional Tecnam: 6 P-2008JC and 3 P2006T twin engine for its fleet expansion program. The aircraft will be used for both PPL – Private Pilot License – up to the MCC/JOC – Multi Crew Cooperation Course/Jet Orientation Course, modules for ATPL courses. Professional Aviation sees a steady growth since 2017. To meet the continuous increasing demand of pilots from major airlines, the academy is increasing the yearly student capacity by 50% by 2025. A main pillar of this expansion is the aircraft fleet.

Professional Aviation chose Tecnam as main aircraft provider and partner, as Tecnam offers today the most modern and efficient fleet solution, from single engine two-seater for ab-initio to twin engine aircraft for Multi Engine Piston and complex ratings, covering all needs of a modern flying school. Professional Aviation is also a Tecnam authorized service center to minimize downtime and guarantee maximum safety.

The single-engine Tecnam P2008’s versatility and ease of use has firmly established it as the aircraft of choice for Flight Training Organisations worldwide. With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metal wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008JC has a vast number of advantages over traditional aircraft. This combination of both composite material and metal has resulted in a more fuel-efficient and much quieter aircraft. The Tecnam P2008JC MkII version features an state-of the-art avionics with the Garmin’s G3X Touch display with a MD302 attitude instrument. A real cost-effective solution for night VFR in CS-VLA.

Vito Preti, Professional Aviation CEO & Accountable Manager, commented: “Continuing to grow up our international cadet program we count on Tecnam aircraft fleet solutions, as one of the main partner in our strategy. In addition, we are asking also TECNAM to option more aircraft in the same period to cover the extra needs we may have. We are now ready to support the many end-to-end cadet programs the airlines are demanding to the training industry.”

Giovanni Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director said: Tecnam is committed to supporting and increasing the growth of modern flight schools such as Professional Aviation. Airlines urgently need pilots trained on modern aircraft with glass screen cockpit, and latest instrumental procedures.”


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