• Tecnam's turbo-diesel P2010 TDi. (Krzysztof Niewiadomski)
    Tecnam's turbo-diesel P2010 TDi. (Krzysztof Niewiadomski)

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a type certificate for the Tecnam P Twenty-Ten TDi, the Italian manufacturer announced last week.

Certification means that Tecnam can now offer the four-seat high-wing with a choice of Continental CD-170, 180-hp Lycoming or 215-hp Lycoming engines.

“The certification of a new aircraft is always a great achievement for us and for the aviation community, especially when it involves the best professionals of the Authority and from our company, setting the latest standard for safety and innovation,” said Tecnam CEO Paolo Pascale.

“The P Twenty-Ten remains a modern aircraft for flight schools and private owners. And now, with the Continental JetA1/Diesel engine, the P2010 TDI is simply the ‘ideal aircraft’, combining a modern, sleek, ‘green’ design with consistent, robust power.”

Tecnam believes the latest engine development tranforms the P2010 with new fuel efficiency and performance. The turbo diesel powerplant offers a cruise fuel-burn that ranges from 17 lph at 55%, to 27 lph at 75% power. Performance is consistent up to 8000 feet and enables operation up to 18,000 feet.

The standard fuel tanks give the P2010 a range over 1000 nm and endurance of up to 15 hours.

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