Cape Air has taken acceptance of their first two new Tecnam P2012 Travellers. The acceptance of the aircraft, P2012 SN003 and P2012 SN004, took place from July 16 to July 18, 2019 at Tecnam Headquarters – Capua, in the presence of Jim Goddard,Cape Air senior vice president, Fleet Planning & Acquisitions, and Giovanni Pascale, Tecnam COO.
Pilots and technicians from Cape Air had two days to inspect the aircraft, check all manuals and documents, and perform flight testing. The inspections were performed in the P2012 Production Facility, where other fuselages to be delivered to Cape Air are in stages of completion.
Acceptance of the Aircraft is the last milestone before final delivery. A ferry flight from Capua, Italy to the Cape Air base in Hyannis, Mass. will be performed by Giovanni Pascale himself as pilot in command.
Powered by two 375 HP turbo-charged Lycoming engines, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller features a modern design and state-of-the-art equipment. 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. These attributes, and many more, make it the ideal aircraft for regional airlines such as Cape Air. As part of the delivery, Tecnam also included Bose A20 headsets and Jeppesen bags for the pilots. These were much appreciated.