This 2015 Tecnam P2006T is a twin-engine four-seat aircraft with fully retracting landing gear. It’s simplicity, great performance, efficiency, and ergonomics are what make this aircraft ideal for multi-engine training, as well as, cross country flying.
The Italian made P2006T offers unbeatable value and innovative design. The composite and aluminum construction of the aircraft makes it extremely lightweight yet very strong and robust; the total weight is only a couple hundred pounds heavier than the Cessna 172 Skyhawk! Equipped with two Rotax 912S engines, this aircraft exhibits remarkable fuel savings and much lower noise emissions. It’s payload/max takeoff weight ratio is also better than it’s competitors and can be attributed to the high structural and systems efficiency and because of the excellent power to weight ratio of the Rotax engines.
At only 160 pounds each, including lubricants and coolants, the Rotax engines are at least 25 pounds lighter than other small piston engines. The Rotax engines’ small size allows for smaller engine cowls, which reduce not only weight but also drag. With total fuel burn of only about 10 gallons per hour, the Rotax option doesn’t demand a large fuel capacity, which provides an additional weight advantage.
For anyone looking to do Multi-Engine training, N537TW is a highly economical and fun option.