CAPUA, Italy — Tecnam has introduced an updated Mark 2 version of the company’s P2002 Sierra.
The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII offers an improved cabin for greater comfort, top level avionics, new paint colors and interior options, and a re-designed cowling for the 100-hp Rotax engine, according to company officials.
According to company officials, 14 years after the Sierra first launched, they did a market survey, studying sales records and feedback from both clients and dealers.
The research considered three basic variables:
- The consumer’s “needs and taste,”
- The aircraft’s life cycle, and
- The current competition in the market place.
“The market is always demanding greater comfort and more features,” says Paolo Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director, “so improving and updating our product is a must. At the same time innovation has always been part of Tecnam’s DNA and has been one of the major keys to our success.”
Development in avionics has been rapid since the Sierra’s debut and the MkII offers state of art of technology in a jet-style cockpit, company officials said.
Customers can choose from a range of options, starting with the basic analogue instruments needed for visual flight, a six pack analogue with Garmin GPS, the Dynon SkyView with twin 10-inch displays, the Garmin G3X, which features twin 10.6 inch screens, and the G3X Night version with fully backlit backup instrumentation (pictured below).
The largest choice of options is for interior and exterior styling, with choices for every package: Standard, Premium and Power. For the exterior, the range of paint schemes includes new metallic colors that can be matched to the seats, cabin sides and instrument panel covering. The customer is free to choose whatever suits their imagination and taste.
The P2002 SIERRA MkII will be available in the Ultralight, US Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental categories. The first model will be delivered to TECNAM US in Sebring Florida, and displayed at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 25-28, 2017.