Tecnam P2006TS for US flight school
Tecnam has received an order from the Lakeland, Florida-based International Aero Academy (IAA) for an initial six P2006s, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of this year. IAA will be the first US FAA Part 141 flight school to acquire a fleet of the aircraft, which will be equipped with Garmin G3X touch-screen displays, GTN-650 GPS/COM/ Nav and a GTX45R that provides ADS-B in and out, traffic and weather. IAA is an Faa-certified
ab initio and accelerated flight academy with authority to issue foreign student visas for training foreign students.
“The analysis for our fleet renewal was no different from the analysis we have done as airline executives for Boeing and Airbus acquisitions – capital cost, maintenance cost projections, performance, fuel burn, manufacturer support, environmental compatibility, safety, reliability and customer acceptance,” said Steven Markhoff, IAA President and Chief Executive Officer, adding that additional Tecnam models may be added to its fleet in future, and that the facility will soon become a Tecnam service centre.
ABOVE: Tecnam P2006TS will be arriving at IAA in Lakeland, FL soon