Tecnam Announces Plans for Certified Four-Seater

Tecnam, the Italian company that got its start as Partenavia, has released drawings of a proposed four-seat model, the P2010. The high-wing, strutted aircraft will have metal wings, a carbon-fiber fuselage and a Lycoming 180-hp IO-360-M1a engine. Performance goals include 133-knot cruise, 660-nautical-mile range and 990-pound useful load. Tecnam has sold more than 3,000 aircraft, including its line of light sport models. Pricing of the P2010 has not been set.