Meet New Player On General Aviation Arena: Tecnam P2010TDI

Global Aviator|July 2020

Meet New Player On General Aviation Arena: Tecnam P2010TDI
Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam introduced a liquidcooled 170-horsepower Continental Aerospace Technologies CD-170 Jet A engine into its four-place P2010 TDI single for greater range and improved efficiency.

The metal-and-composite single can deliver a whopping 1 050-nautical mile range on the fuel consumption of 5.2 mph while the model’s two Lycoming avgas-powered IO-360 180-hp and IO-390 215-hp variants top out at about 660 nm.

Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour (less than 20 litres), with roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin interiors, and taking advantage of the high wing configuration with three access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment, is no longer a dream. And it is no longer a dream to cover 1 000nm with the full tank capacity of 63 US Gal (240 liters).

The P2010 TDI role is to fill a gap in customer choices, as they can now order the “Twenty-Ten” with three different powerplants, and three different fuel capabilities: automotive unleaded (approved on 180hp version),

Avgas on the most powerful 215hp variant and, from now on, Jet/diesel.

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July 2020