Tecnam unveiled at AERO Friedrichshafen today a new version of the P Twenty Ten.
The P Twenty Ten is the superlative single engine 4 seat aeroplane that brings together an advanced technology all carbon fibre fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator, resulting in a stunning all-purpose GA aircraft.
In response to the many current and prospective P Twenty Ten owners, Tecnam have developed a more ‘powerful’ aeroplane with the introduction of the Lycoming IO-390 engine equipped with a VP prop. Weighing in at 315 pounds, the IO-390 delivers 215 hp at 2,700 rpm. It features a tuned induction system, roller tappets and ‘Slick Start’ ignition. The IO-390 engine has a fuel injection system which meters fuel in proportion to the induction airflow with fuel vaporization taking place at the intake ports. The engine has a displacement of 390 cubic inches (6.39 litres). The cylinders have air-cooled heads and fits into the same footprint as the 180-hp IO-360 which currently powers the original P Twenty Ten.
Higher horsepower notwithstanding another key feature of Tecnam P Twenty Ten MkII is the option of the state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 Nxi Next Generation Flight Deck. Garmin’s innovative G1000 Nxi state-of-the-art avionics platform features wireless cockpit connectivity and processing power that supports even faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Garmin have focused on saving valuable time in the cockpit with the displays initializing within seconds after start-up, thereby providing immediate access to flight plan data and frequencies.
As a further safety enhancement Tecnam have now included the provision ADS-B OUT as stanard on all P Twenty Ten aircraft. Pilots in an ADS-B IN equipped cockpit have the ability to see, on their flight display, other traffic operating in the airspace as well as access to clear and detailed weather information. They will also be able to receive pertinent updates ranging from temporary flight restrictions to runway closings.
Tecnam has always paid great attention to comfort for both pilots and passengers. The four-seater Tecnam P Twenty Ten incorporates an expansive cabin and three large entry doors. The rear seats feature exceptional legroom, separate third entry door on the right hand side of the fuselage, as well as an external access door to the baggage compartment.
The combination of a prepeg carbon fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator/rudder, has allowed Tecnam to optimize aerodynamic quality and reliability of the P Twenty Ten. Carbon fiber ensures a lower weight, resulting in a very streamlined and fuel efficient aircraft.
Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s CEO said “At Tecnam we pride ourselves on actively listing to evolving needs our customers and the GA market. The introduction of the P Twenty Ten MkII affords customer to choose not only the avionics package they want but an upgraded engine too. They have control!”
This exclusive configuration of the G1000 Nxi and Lycoming IO-390 upgraded engine MkII option is an additional offering to the G500, G1000 Legacy/IO-360 edition of the P Twenty Ten and will be available from September 2017.