Tecnam P2006T to Boost Training at Mount Royal University

University orders three Tecnam twins to rev up multiengine training.

Tecnam P2006T

Tecnam P2006T

Tecnam P2006T

After receiving Transport Canada certification just over a month ago, the Tecnam P2006T has been selected to upgrade the training fleet at Canada's Mount Royal University, which will receive three of the Italian-made twin-engine airplanes in December.

The Tecnam P2006Ts will come equipped with Garmin’s 950 avionics suite, S-Tec 55X autopilots and ADF, and will join Mount Royal’s existing fleet of two Grumman Cougars and seven Cessna 172s.

The Tecnam P2006T, which earned FAA certification in April 2010, is an all-metal twin powered by two 100-horsepower Rotax 912 S3 engines. While the twin’s design caters largely to the flight school niche, the aircraft has also sparked significant interest from charter/air-taxi operators, according to Tecnam.

As far as Mount Royal’s interest in the twin goes, university representatives say the P2006T’s moderate operating costs were a key selling point. The university, which was one of the first schools to offer flight training within an integrated degree program, will begin using the new aircraft to train students early next year.