Tecnam reveal P2010 TDI powered by Continental CD-170 engine

PUBLISHED: 16:59 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:46 28 May 2020

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

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Tecnam has announced the introduction of a new player into the GA arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI will be powered by Continental CD-170 jet/diesel engine

The announcement of the “P Twenty-Ten TDI” was live-streamed via Tecnam’s official YouTube channel.

Thousands of viewers had registered to participate in this exclusive worldwide event.

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour (less than 20 litres), the aircraft has roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin interiors, and takes advantage of the high-wing configuration with three access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment.

It is able to cover 1,000nm with a full tank capacity of 63 US Gal (240 litres).

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

The P2010 TDI’s role is to fill a gap in customer choices, as they can now order the aircraft with three different powerplants, and three different fuel capabilities: automotive unleaded (approved on 180hp version), Avgas on the most powerful 215hp variant and Jet/diesel.

The P2010 TDI is a concentrate of state-of-the-art technologies, where Tecnam’s capabilities to manage both metal and composite technologies has shaped a unique solution in terms of efficiency, load-carrying structure and unique Italian style.

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

The fuselage and vertical fin are entirely made of pre-peg carbon fibers, providing the best use of space, while wings, horizontal tail and rudder, as well as all the load-carrying structures, are built with 70 years of experience with light alloy structures.

Flight safety is self-explanatory with the latest certification requirements followed by the electrically adjustable height, 26G-capable crashworthy seats, while the Garmin® G1000® NXi glass cockpit and GFCTM 700 autopilot are entirely integrated and tuned around the ContinentalTM CD-170, full FADEC and single-lever controlled engine.

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

Continental’s Jet/diesel powered 170 HP engine offers ease of flying with its single lever, coupled with electronic engine monitoring and redundant safety features.

The CD-170 is the newest design and also the highest-horsepower engine in the CD-100 series family, proven with more than 6,000 engines delivered and over 7.1 million service flight hours.

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

“The P2010 remains a modern aircraft for flight schools and private owners,” says Paolo Pascale, TECNAM CEO.

“With the Continental’s Jet/diesel engine, the P2010 TDI is simply the ‘ideal aircraft’, combining a modern, sleek, ‘green’ design with consistent, robust power.”

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

“We are proud to be Tecnam’s newest aircraft partner, bringing innovative aircraft to aviators around the world,” says Chris Kuehn, Continental’s Vice President of Sales, Support & Services.

“We remain committed to serving our partners and Tecnam’s customers with expert service and support. This partnership reinforces our dedication to provide customers a freedom and choice with their engines that only Continental can provide.”

Tecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof NiewiadomskiTecnam P2010 TDI - photo by Krzysztof Niewiadomski

On a historical note, Tecnam’s very first aircraft, the Astore P48, built in 1948, was powered by a Continental engine — the A65. The connection between the two companies therefore spans more than 72 years.

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