Tecnam announced on December 18 the EASA approval of an upgraded version of its popular two seater, the P2008JC.
The Tecnam P2008JC MkII will feature a number of significant enhancements. These include a new avionic 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.
The Garmin G3X Touch with its two large 10.6 inch displays provides pilots with an intuitive split-screen mode with the option to view PFD, MFD, and engine information on a single display. Synthetic vision (SVX™) is a standard feature on G3X Touch, which provides a rich, three-dimensional depiction of terrain, obstacles, water features, the runway environment, and more.
The P2008JC MkII is available as VFR Night. This version has a new improved lighting system featuring both ambient light and dimmer switches.
Tecnam have further improved the levels of comfort for passengers and pilots alike. Delivery options include a Premium interior, with a dark styling of both the cabin and ceiling, new design of the doors, coupled with premium leather seats. Customers may also choose the propeller available as 2 or 3 blades, especially for those pilots flying on noise-restricted airfields.
Bartolini Air, Poland’s leading Flight Training Organization recently ordered 7 Tecnam P2008JC MkII’s to add to their current Tecnam fleet of 8 singles and 3 twins. Bartolini Air currently operate over 12,000 flight training hours a year and qualifies more than 200 students, with many going on to rewarding careers in the world of commercial aviation.
Bartlomiej Walas, Bartolini Air’s CEO stated: “This is a very proud day for the Bartolini Air team as we are the first Flight Training Organisation to introduce the Tecnam P2008JC MkII into service. The introduction of this updated version of the P2008JC is a significant addition to our all Tecnam training fleet.”
“Tecnam is committed to constantly evolving and improving its product offering, to ensure our customers will always benefit of all the latest innovations the GA world has to offer” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s CEO.
Source and photo credits: Tecnam