Oshkosh, WI, July 26, 2011 - Today at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)'s AirVenture, Ocean Air Flight Services, a TECNAM Flight Center located at the Watsonville Municipal Airport, announced that it will take delivery of its second ROTAX powered P2006T, manufactured by Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM, to be delivered immediately following the event. The first U.S. delivery occurred following the 2010 AOPA Summit.
With the addition of the P2006T to its training fleet, Ocean Air will attract pilots looking to build commercial and multi-engine time at an affordable hourly rate in a new IFR capable aircraft. The aircraft rents for an introductory rate of just $200 per hour dual (not including instructional fees).
"Our previous twin trainer was a Duchess", says Dudley Clark, Director of Maintenance at Ocean Air Flight Services, "but the operating expenses for fuel and ongoing maintenance became cost prohibitive." The ROTAX 912S engines in the Italian made P2006T have a combined fuel burn of around nine gallons an hour, providing a significant savings in fuel cost. Additionally, the 2,000 TBO combined with lower overhaul costs mean the hourly engine reserve for both engines is roughly equivalent to the operating cost of a Lycoming IO-360 powered single.
"The Tecnam twin has already become the training twin of choice throughout Europe since its EASA certification in July 2009.", says Phil Solomon, CEO of Tecnam North America, "More and more flight schools are analyzing the acquisition and operating costs of the Tecnam P2006T versus its legacy competition, such as the Piper Seminole and Diamond DA-42, and are impressed with the reduced costs associated with Tecnam's twin.", Solomon continued.
Ocean Air Flight Services is a flight school and aircraft maintenance facility featuring new light sport aircraft (LSA) from Tecnam and offering training toward both the "traditional" Private Pilot certificate and the newer and more affordable Sport Pilot certification utilizing state of the art multimedia TECNAM Flight Center training materials. Commercial and multi-engine training similarly utilizes materials tailored specifically to the P2006T aircraft.
Ocean Air Flight Services will have the new P2006T on display at the Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow, along with the Tecnam P92 Eaglet and P2002 Sierra light sport aircraft, Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4, 2011). For more details visit http://watsonvilleairshow.org.
For more information on Ocean Air and the P2006T, contact James Taylor at (831)763-0290 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TECNAM "Quality Aircraft since 1948"TECNAM traces its early roots to the activities of the brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale. Beginning just after the end of WWII (1948) they established themselves in the field of General Aviation with the creation of original models that gained worldwide recognition under the name Partenavia and later as Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM. Now operating three production plants totaling 78,804 sq ft of area, TECNAM continues to product world class aircraft. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to the Napoli Capodichino Airport. The Capua facility is located adjacent to the Oreste Salmone Airport.
About Ocean Air Flight Services, Inc.Located at the Watsonville Municipal Airport, Ocean Air Flight Services is a full service FBO at the Watsonville airport (KWVI) offering aircraft maintenance, rental, flight instruction, LaserGrade testing, aircraft sales, and a fully stocked pilot shop for all your aviation needs. For more information, please visit their website at www.oceanairflightservices.com.
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