Text: Stefano Mavilio | Photo: tecnam.com
Tecnam has introduced a substantially updated and improved Mark 2 version of the company’s popular P2002 Sierra in the beginning of December.
The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII retains all the features and flying qualities which have established the aircraft’s position in the marketplace, but now offers an improved cabin for greater comfort, top level avionics, new paint colours and interior options and a re-designed cowling for the 100HP Rotax engine.
• Larger cabin, with new premium interior design. • Re-designed canopy with more headroom, and new locking mechanism that reduces noise level. • Seats with extra fore and aft adjustment. • Sleeker engine cowling • State of art avionics. • Several options for paint colours and interior fabrics
After 14 successful years since the original Sierra was launched, following a market survey, studying sales records and feedback from both clients & dealers, at the same time taking into account the flying characteristics which the customer has come to expect. The research considered three basic variables: the consumer’s “needs and taste”, the aircraft’s life cycle, and the current competition in the market place. “The market is always demanding greater comfort and more features,” says Paolo Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director, “so improving and updating our product is a must. At the same time innovation has always been part of Tecnam’s DNA and has been one of the major keys to our success.” The result is the P2002 SIERRA MkII.
Development in Avionics has been rapid since the Sierra’s debut and the MkII offers state of art of technology in a jet-style cockpit. Customers can choose from an extensive range of options, starting with the basic analogue instruments needed for visual flight, a six pack analogue with Garmin GPS, the Dynon SkyView with twin 10 inch displays, the Garmin G3X which features twin 10.6 inch screens, and the G3X Night version with fully backlit backup instrumentation.
The largest choice of options is for Interior and Exterior Styling, with four choices for every Style package: Standard, Premium and Power. For the exterior, the range of paint schemes includes new metallic colours which can be matched to the seats, cabin sides and instrument panel covering. The customer is free to choose whatever suits their imagination and taste.
The P2002 SIERRA MkII will be available in the UltraLight ,US Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental categories. The first model will be delivered to TECNAM US in Sebring Florida, and displayed at Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Florida, between January 25th-28th 2017.
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