Tecnam has delivered the first two production standard Tecnam P2008s fitted with the all new Rotax 912iS (injection) engine to customers in the United States and Colombia.
The single-engined Tecnam P2008 has already established itself a one of Tecnam’s best sellers, according to company officials, who note that with its carbon-fiber fuselage, metals wings and stabilator, the Tecnam P2008 is a popular choice for a number of flight training organizations.
Company officials also note that the Tecnam P2008 powered by the Rotax 912iS engine is delivering significantly better fuel efficiency.
Rotax incorporated technology enhancements, such as a modern fuel injection system and digital engine control unit (ECU) to the Rotax 912iS engine to ensure optimal fuel and air mixture at any altitude for longer flight range, lower operating costs and CO2 emission reduction, Tecnam officials said, adding the development of a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder 100 hp aircraft engine with a redundant electronic fuel injection system is a first in the industry
The injection system ensures the best fuel and air mixture on each cylinder at every possible altitude while delivering the same 100 hp as the traditional Rotax 912 ULS engine, Tecnam officials report. The new Rotax 912 iS engine also provides a time of 2,000 hours between overhauls (TBO); the same TBO as the 912 engine.
“We have built our reputation on producing some of the most innovative, stylish and economical airplanes available in the general aviation marketplace,” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director. “The all new Rotax 912iS should reduce fuel costs (be it Mogas or Avgas) by 20%.”
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