Tecnam announced today that they have delivered two Tecnam P2006T Twins and one Tecnam P2010 aircraft to customers in India.
In a tender floated by the Punjab State Government, the Italian manufacturer succeeded against stiff competition from other GA manufacturers in initially securing an order for one P2006T Twin.
The first twin aircraft has been assigned to the Punjab-based Government owned and operated, Patialia Aviation Club and the second to Wings Aviation of Hyderabad, one of India’s most respected Flight Training Schools.
As part of the in-service introduction process, Tecnam India recently organized a Part 147 training course for the P2006T in Hyderabad, which was attended by eight DCGA officials and 22 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. This was fully funded by Tecnam India, a first in Indian GA history that free training has been provided for many engineers.
Mr. Y Prakhakar Reddy’, GM, Wings Aviation said:
“The choice of P2006T multi-engine aircraft was not a matter of debate for us, as we were already operating the P68, the P2006T model was for us clearly s better choice both in terms of acquisition and operating cost. We wanted the first mover advantage by being the first customer of Tecnam in India. We received outstanding support from the Indian Dealer M/S Citrus Air “
Paolo Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director, commented:
“We are very proud to have commenced deliveries of our aircraft to India. There is no doubt that India GA will grow significantly in India and we are delighted to fulfill our potential in supporting future India-based owners and operators.”
The plane-maker has also secured an order for the Government of Karnataka owned Government Flying Training School, Jakkur for a P2010 model. The P2010 stood as the clear winner in both the technical and commercial bid against Cessna’s 172S.