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Scotland ACS Aviation expands with two new Tecnam P-Mentor aircraft

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Scotland ACS Aviation expands with two new Tecnam P-Mentor aircraft  - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes

Scottish flight training academy ACS Aviation ordered two P-Mentors to be added to their current fleet to expand their fleet capabilities in 2023. The company will also become the first Tecnam aircraft service centre in Scotland offering specialist aircraft maintenance and technical support to its customers. The move follows a period of high growth for ACS Aviation where a record number of graduates have secured positions as first officers with leading UK airlines.

The P-Mentor is the latest design from Tecnam: a single engine IFR two-seater aircraft, offering flight schools a simple and sustainable single platform solution for student pilots; from their first flight up to advanced training including the instrument rating. The P-Mentor not only provides a highly cost effective platform on which most of the training syllabus can be completed, with the Rotax 912iSc, it also offers the lowest fuel consumption and CO2 emissions currently available for IFR training thus further enhancing the renowned profitability of operating a Tecnam fleet.

Craig McDonald, Technical Director at ACS Aviation, commented: "Tecnam’s P-Mentor aircraft will allow us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint in Commercial Flight Training and Upset Prevention Recovery Training with the added benefit of state-of-the-art instrumentation that will help us propel, even further, into our sustainable double-digit growth. This order is the start of a long-term fleet replacement and sustainability plan which will see us continue to grow the business and provide our student pilots with the latest technology over the coming years”. 

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO, Oriens Aviation – The exclusive Tecnam Authorised Sales and Service Centre for the British Isles, said: “Oriens Aviation is delighted to welcome ACS Aviation to the Tecnam family as the launch customer for the P-Mentor in the British Isles and the first service centre for Tecnam in Scotland. ACS is known for providing premier flight training services to customers and we look forward to growing our partnership with ACS Aviation for all Tecnam aircraft service needs and technical support in Scotland.”

Tecnam’s Chief Sales Officer, Walter Da Costa, stated: “Tecnam has always provided an excellent combination of technical specifications and value for money. With the P-Mentor, Tecnam has taken a huge leap forward with the addition of an affordable and smart IFR trainer. This will change the entire pilot training industry for IFR training.”

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