Tecnam delivers first two P2012 Travellers to Cape Air

The P2012 Traveller on its way from Groningen, Netherlands to Inverness, Scotland ©Tecnam

Tecnam has delivered the first two P2012 Travellers to U.S. customer Cape Air.

With the ferry flight from Capua in Italy to Massachusetts, U.S., the P2012 Traveller is officially born and in service. These first two aircraft represent the first batch of the 100 Travellers ordered by Cape Air as a result of a thorough and intensive development process in conjunction with Tecnam.

Powered by two 375 HP turbo-charged Lycoming engines, the 11-seat Tecnam P2012 Traveller has a fuel capacity of 750 liters in the wings, but on the ferry flight to the U.S. — the longest ever for Tecnam — the planes carried an extra 450 liters in a collapsible ferry tank in the rear of the aircraft, significantly extending its range.

There were fuel stops in five different countries. The first airport was Groningen Airport in the Netherlands, followed by Inverness in Scotland and Reykjavic in Iceland. Next came Narsarsuaq in Greenland and the final refuelling was at Goose Bay Airport in Canada, before heading south to Barnstable Airport in Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.

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