Cape Air Builds Towards 100 Tecnam P2012 Aircraft

The regional airline will add 10 more Travellers to its fleet in 2021.

Cape Air’s route structure is well-suited to the Tecnam twins.Courtesy Cape Air

Cape Air confirmed its plans to take delivery of 10 Tecnam P2012 Travellers in 2021, to add to the 20 aircraft already entered into the regional airline’s fleet. The airline took its first delivery of the light commuter twin—set to replace the company’s venerable Cessna 402s—in October 2019, shortly after its FAA certification.

Cape Air has plans for similar delivery schedules in 2022 and 2023, anticipating that it will add 10 aircraft each year as it builds its fleet towards the 100 units it agreed to in 2019. Tecnam and Cape Air have worked closely together throughout the P2012′s development to ensure that it would meet the needs of the airline—including its sustainability goals. The fixed-gear, nine-passenger Traveller is powered by two FADEC-actuated Lycoming TEO540C1A engines that have the capability of using alternative aviation fuels. Upfront, the panel features the Garmin G1000 NXi with one 14-inch and two 10-inch displays.

“Cape Air’s employees, customers and communities are delighted to experience our fleet replacement with the Tecnam P2012 Traveller,” said Dan Wolf, Cape Air’s founder and CEO. “Modern, efficient, and reliable, the Tecnam Traveller will serve our needs for years to come. The support and collaboration from our partners at Tecnam has been extraordinary.”

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