Tecnam announced that Smart Aviation, Poland’s Authorised Training Organisation (ATO), has picked up three new Tecnam P2008JC MkII training aircraft to expand and increase its flight training offering.
Smart Aviation currently operates a training fleet of nine aircraft, which includes both the Tecnam P2002JF low-wing and P2006T Twin and also a simulator. This new and significant investment is part of Smart Aviation’s commitment to ensure that potential commercial pilots are being trained on state-of-the-art aircraft such as its wide range of Tecnam models.
The single-engine Tecnam P2008’s versatility and ease of use has firmly established it as the aircraft of choice for Flight Training Organisations worldwide. With its carbon-fibre fuselage, metal wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008JC MkII has a vast number of advantages over traditional aircraft. This combination of both composite material and metal has resulted in a more fuel-efficient and much quieter aircraft.
The Tecnam P2008JC MkII version features a number of significant enhancements. Among these are a new avionics suite, including a new design of both the dashboard and glare shield, thereby enabling the introduction of the Garmin’s innovative G3X Touch display with a MD302 attitude instrument, also available as VFR Night.
Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are very proud to be a partner in Smart Aviation’s future and delighted that Tecnam will be a key part of it delivering exceptional flight training standards.”
Mateusz Dzialynski, CEO and Head of Training at Smart Aviation, airline pilot on B737, said: “Our decision to buy the new model of P2008 was made due to an increasing demand for flight training in Europe and also because it is one of the best trainers, equipped with the highest technology avionics.”
About Smart Aviation
ATO Smart Aviation from Poznan was founded in 2013 and is now one of the biggest flight schools in Poland. With the purchase of three additional Tecnam P2008JC MKII aircraft for our students, the fleet has now expanded to twelve. Besides our Tecnam fleet, Smart Aviation also has an Alsim ALX simulator which has flown more than 4,000 hours in just two years. Smart Aviation is an EASA approved training organisation, offering pilots modular training from Zero to ATPL. Our former students are hired by dozens of airline companies, such as LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Wizzair, Turkish Airlines, etc. The school counts more than 10,000 flying hours a year.