Tecnam has unveiled a new variant of its P2012 aircraft dedicated to short take off and landing (STOL) operations.

Following the successful completion of the preliminary P2012 STOL flight test campaign in early 2022, the aircraft has entered its final configuration moving on to the certification phase in 2023.

The twin-engine P2012 STOL offers a 3680 kg / 8113 lb maximum gross weight and a dedicated window for each of the nine single passengers.

Large cabin

Tecnam said the P2012 STOL offers a 34 per cent wider cabin, 24 per cent larger seat pitch, 188 per cent higher luggage weight allowance and 303 per cent better luggage volume when compared to the “most known British STOL aircraft”.

At maximum takeoff weight of 3680 kg / 8113 lb, the take-off run takes only 275 m / 900 ft and to clear the obstacle the takeoff distance is achieved in just 425 m / 1395 ft.

At the 3630 Kg maximum landing weight where the landing distance from the obstacle takes only 360 m / 1180 ft and the ground run requires just 155 m / 510 ft.

Main aircraft features

Two flight deck plus nine passenger single seat cabin accommodation.
Two six cylinders, turbocharged, piston engines.
Single Pilot certified in VFR and IFR.
PBN certified for GPS approaches.
No type rating issue/renewal required.
Easy maintenance.

Image credit: Tecnam
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