Tecnam announced today that Seychelles-based Zil Air has placed an order for a P2012 Traveller aircraft, and are in further talks of extending the purchase to a second aircraft in the following year.
Zil Air is the premium provider of aerial limo services in Seychelles and is renowned for offering its customers the ultimate in luxury and safety.
The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller is much anticipated by many operators, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ airplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the world.
“We are delighted with the number of orders and the wide range of customers we have received the eagerly anticipated P2012. This next- generation airplane will deliver to operators not only profits but reliability, efficiency and of course passenger comfort” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s CEO.
“The Tecnam P2012 Traveller is the perfect airplane to help our business grow and enables us to meet Seychelles’ tourism sector’s demand for affordable and reliable air access,” said Francis W. Savy, Zil Air’s Executive Director.
Equipped with latest avionics from Garmin, the new G1000 Nxi and powered by two 375 HP Lycoming piston engines, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller will first see service as a passenger aeroplane with US-based Cape Air in early 2019, but has been designed from the start to be a very versatile and flexible aerial platform, offering many multi-role opportunities including Hydro, VIP, cargo shipping, parachuting and medevac services.
Zil Air is expected to take delivery of its first P2012 in July 2019, and launch commercial operations later in the same year.