Fourteen years after Tecnam launched the P2002 Sierra, the Italian manufacturer has thoroughly updated the aircraft to create the MkII.
Key features of the 2017 Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII:
- Larger cabin, with new 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.
The changes are based on customer feedback and a market survey. 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,” said 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 are several options for avionics, starting with a basic set of VFR analogue mechanical instruments. Customers can add a Garmin GPS, or go for a modern glass cockpit choosing either Dynon’s Skyview system with two 10in displays, or a Garmin G3X with two 10.6in displays. Also available is the Garmin G3X night version with backlit backup instruments.
There are three styling packages, Standard, Premium and Power, each with options for both interior and exterior finishes.
Tecnam says the P2002 Sierra MkII will be available in Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental categories. The first aircraft will be displayed at the US Sport Aviation Show in Sebring, Florida in January 2017.