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16 October 2018

Tecnam P2002JF Trainer

Tecnam P2002JF is a twin-seat trainer aircraft developed by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam for basic pilot training needs. The aircraft can also be used for surveillance and personal transportation missions.
Tecnam P2002JF is a two-seat, single-engine training aircraft. Image courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
Argentine Air Force ordered eight Tecnam P2002JF aircraft. Image courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
Tecnam P2002JF aircraft accommodate two crew members. Image courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
Tecnam P2002JF has a maximum speed of 230km/h. Image courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.
The P2002JF can fly at a maximum altitude of 15,000ft. Image courtesy of Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.r.l.

Tecnam P2002JF is a twin-seat trainer aircraft developed by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam for basic pilot training needs. The aircraft can also be used for surveillance and personal transportation missions.

Tecnam received an order from Aerotec Argentina to deliver eight Tecnam P2002JF single-seat trainers to the Military Aviation Academy of the Argentine Air Force in September 2016. The aircraft equipped with a glass cockpit and night visual flight rules (NVFR) instrumentation system were delivered to the Argentine Air Force by the end of 2016.

The P2002JF aircraft is certified according to the rules of Argentina Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) and the EASA CS-VLA (Certification Specification for Very Light Aircraft).

Hellenic Air Force (HAF) placed a contract with Tecnam for the delivery of 12 P2002JF trainer aircraft, a SOFTEK simulator and other support services, in July 2018. The HAF received the first aircraft in October 2018 while the remaining aircraft are expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.

P2002JF design and features

P2002JF features a low-wing monoplane design, integrating tapered laminar airfoil and slotted flaps. Easy operation and maintenance make the aircraft an ideal platform for training missions.

The fuselage is installed with a fixed tricycle landing gear including a steerable nose wheel and dual conventional rudder pedals.

P2002JF has a length of 6.65m, height of 2.43m, a wingspan of 8.6m, and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 620kg. It can carry a useful load of 250kg, while the luggage area behind the seats can hold 20kg of baggage.

The aircraft is also equipped with a range of equipment including toe brakes, central quadrant with single throttle level, fuselage cover, battery gill G25, auxiliary alternator, tie-down rings, and windshield defroster.

Cockpit and avionics

The cockpit/cabin of the aircraft can accommodate a pilot and a co-pilot in a side-by-side seating arrangement. The adjustable seats are equipped with seat belts and shoulder harness systems.

The cockpit offers high forward visibility over the cowling. It integrates dual control sticks with an electric stabiliser trim and a curve at the base.

Measuring 1.11m-wide and 0.91m-high, the cabin features wall-to-wall carpeting, Map E storage pockets, fire extinguisher, soundproofing, first aid kit, fresh air vents, heating system, and an emergency hammer.

The Tecnam is equipped with a wide, conventional-type instrument panel integrating a standard Garmin avionics package. The avionics suite includes a GMA 340 audio panel, GNC 255A navigation and communications system, transponder, magnetic compass, airspeed indicator, altimeter, heading and attitude indicators, flaps indicator, and engine instruments.

The aircraft can be optionally equipped with a range of avionics packages, including the 1003 VFR night version, G500 glass cockpit, and G500 glass cockpit with VFR night instrumentation.

Tecnam P20002JF engine

The Tecnam P20002JF is powered by a ROTAX 912 S2 four-stroke engine driving a two-bladed fixed-pitch propeller.

“The P2002JF aircraft is certified according to the rules of Argentina Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) and the EASA CS-VLA (Certification Specification for Very Light Aircraft).”

The engine has a rated power output of 98hp (73kW) and burns AVGas or unleaded automotive fuel with up to 10% ethanol content.

The fuel is stored in two fuel tanks integrated within the leading edge of wings. Each tank offers a fuel storage capacity of 50l. The aircraft consumes 17l of fuel per hour.

P2002JF performance

The P2002JF has a cruise speed of 218km/h and can attain a maximum speed of 230km/h, while the stall speed is 72km/h when flaps are down.

The aircraft can reach a maximum altitude of 15,000ft at a rate of climb of 4.6m/sec and has a maximum range of 589nm. It requires a take-off run of 140m and take-off distance of 310m. The landing run and distance required for the aircraft are 140m and 326m respectively.

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