FAA Certifies Tecnam P2012 Traveller

Deliveries to Cape Air to begin soon.

Tecnam P2012 commuter aircraft
Hyannis, Massachusetts-based Cape Air has 100 of the P2012 commuter aircraft on order.Tecnam

Italian aircraft builder Tecnam said its P2012 Traveller and the number A00076CE are forever linked thanks to the FAA. That's the full certification number the agency assigned the airplane last week when they gave the machine the final U.S. green light. Tecnam is now on track to begin delivering airplanes around the globe, beginning with the first 20 of the one hundred P2012 commuter-airline Travellers eagerly awaited by Cape Air in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Those first few P2012s will soon make the trip from Capua, Italy, to Cape Air's base.

Powered by two 375 hp turbo-charged Lycoming engines, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller offers a modern design with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing single-pilot operations, depending on individual country regulations. The aircraft's simple and easily accessed airframe and systems, fixed landing gear, robust interiors and easy-to-replace parts result in high efficiency and low maintenance costs.

Tecnam’s board is particularly proud to have met all schedules announced at the time of the application for the certification: The first P2012 prototype made its maiden flight in July 2016, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded full type certification in December 2018, and now the FAA has confirmed the airplane’s availability.