Tecnam P2010

With its sexy Italian styling, carbon-fiber fuselage, and roomy, versatile interior, the Tecnam P2010 arrives.

Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The new P2010 light single from Italian lightplane maker Tecnam in the skies over Dallas. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
With a range of 750 nm and a cruise speed of 133 knots, the P2010 is an airplane meant to go places. Offload some fuel and you can still fly more than 250 nm with four adults and bags. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The P2010 from Italy's Tecnam benefits from a smooth carbon-fiber fuselage that offers better performance than the all-metal competition. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The comfortable seats in the P2010 offer a carlike experience, with height and recline adjustments and auto-style seatbelts. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The throttle is big and beefy, set on a sturdy center pedestal next to the mixture control. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
Placement of the fire extinguisher below a removable panel in the floor is unusual but effective, not to mention a great space saver. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
Instead of a traditional elevator, the P2010 has a stabilator based on that of the P2006 twin and P2008 LSA models that takes no time at all to get a feel for. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The P2010 boasts the flex-fuel 180 hp Lycoming IO-360-M1A four-cylinder engine approved for 91 octane mogas. As you can see, there's plenty of room for something bigger beneath the cowl with space that begs for two more cylinders. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
**The P2010 we flew was fitted with a standard fixed-pitch prop. Tecnam eventually will offer a constant speed prop for improved climb performance and speed. ** (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The thought that went into the P2010 is apparent throughout, such as with doors that open in front to the wing struts and wheel-pants that sit up high. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam offers few options in the P2010 other than an upgarded interior, Garmin Autopilot and an assortment of avionics extras. Led lighting is standard inside and out. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
The Tecnam P2010 flown for this report was a U.S. spec model with Garmin G1000 avionics, including synthetic vision and SiriusXM satellite weather, GFC 700 autopilot, Mid-Continent LCD standby instrument with backup battery, four-place intercom, LED interior and exterior lighting, an optional upgraded leather interior and more. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG
Tecnam P2010
Tecnam P2010
For our full report on the Tecnam P2010, click here. (Photos by Scott Slocum)AMG