National Flight Centre (NFC) has commenced its fleet renewal programme with the acquisition of the first of a series of state-of-the art new aircraft. The first Tecnam P2006T registered EI-WST msn 368 was delivered to Weston on Friday 13th January 2023.

NFC pilots Darragh Owens (Head of Training) and Mark O’Neill(Chief Flight Instructor), travelled to the Tecnam factory in Capua, Italy to collect the P2006T. Acceptance tests and necessary paperwork completed, they made productive use of the 1100 mile delivery flight.

Their route through Italian, French, UK and eventually Irish airspace providing an ideal opportunity to familiarise themselves thoroughly with its performance and navigation capabilities.

Since delivery NFC has completed a number of pre-training flights with the aircraft with a visit to Shannon Airport on 17th January.

NFC will become an authorised Tecnam maintenance facility for Ireland.

Image Credit: National Flight Centre (NFC)

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