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Legends Airways announce TECNAM fleet acquisition across three models

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

TECNAM and Legends Airways today announced an aircraft purchase agreement for a fleet of 5 initial aircraft for the fixed-wing flight training school. The purchase consists of two P2008 LSA, two P2010 standard category 4 place and one P2006T twin.

This kind of acquisition is what Tecnam calls “Fleet Solution”, where a Flight School can offer different models to cover all the flight training requirements, from initial training to Complex (Multi engine, Variable Pitch Propeller and Retractable Landing Gear). With incredibly low operating costs, and competitive rates for students, the school has Tecnam as a single source for all needs. The Tecnam platforms for training is based on very modern aircraft models, that exceed a very strict and high level certification process, that, 1950’s design aircraft on the training market cannot meet.

Legends will be utilizing the high wing P2008 LSA for initial through IFR introduction training equipped with the Garmin G3X dual screen system, and Garmin GTN 650. Students will then move to the FAA standard Category P2010 4 place single engine with G1000 NXi and GFC 700 autopilot for completion of IFR, Commercial and CFI Certificates. Finally, students will fly the P2006T light twin with Garmin G1000 NXi to complete their Multi-Commercial and Multi-Engine Instructor Certificates.

“As flight training continues to evolve in the modern age, it is crucial that flight academies progress with the times. That is why Legends Airways is partnering with Tecnam, who shares these beliefs in producing safe, sleek, and innovative aircraft that exemplify what it means to “Learn to Fly” in the 21st century. We look forward to integrating Tecnams technologically advanced fleet into our academy and providing our students with safety-orientated and world-class training.”  – Justin Dal Colletto, Flight School Director at Legends Airways.  

“Tecnam aircraft being selected by Legends as their next generation training fleet is a high honor. The Tecnam fleet solution offers easy transition to more complex aircraft while leveraging an LSA, a Rotax powered twin and US based AOG support to keep the acquisition and operational costs down. This will allow Legends to continue to provide a safe and cost attainable pathway for students,” said David Copeland, Director for Tecnam in North America.

 “We are delighted at Legends Airways choice for their fixed wing fleet. Our expanded commitment and direct factory involvement to the US market is showing the results we have forecast. We care a lot for our North American customers and training organizations, we are proud to be a partner on their path to success. With the widest line of aircraft in our portfolio, post-sales support and services, Tecnam is not only providing aircraft but a solid Fleet Solution.” said Walter Da Costa, Chief Sales Officer.

 

Legends Airways, headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, is a Federal Aviation Administration Part-135 on-demand air carrier currently operating all over the United States utilizing cargo Saab 340B’s and a cargo Jetstream 31. In addition to the Part-135 certificate, Legends Airways wholly owns a FAA Part-141/Part-61 flight school. This unique combination provides an advantage over most Part-135 operators, allowing Legends to cater training at a professional level from the beginning to prepare students to serve as safe, responsible, and professional pilots. Simultaneously, the school provides a pipeline of skilled and competent First Officers into their air carrier operation. 



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