Photo above – William Ampofo (right), vice president of Business & General Aviation, The Boeing Company and Walter Da Costa, director of Global Sales and Marketing, Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM S.p.A.
Boeing signed a multiyear agreement with Tecnam to be the sole provider of aftermarket spare parts and distribution services for the P2012 Traveller, Tecnam’s first commuter airline aircraft.
Boeing will assume distribution responsibilities, including forecasting, ordering and delivering all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) genuine replacement parts for the P2012 Traveller through its Aviall distribution network.
“We are thrilled to provide our industry leading distribution services for this new aircraft,” said William Ampofo, vice president, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services. “Our global supply chain and agile distribution systems will keep these planes in the air for many years to come.”
The P2012 has completed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification and Federal Aviation Association (FAA) certification and is ready to be delivered to Tecnam’s launch customer, Boston-based regional airline Cape Air.
“The P2012’s innovative design is ideal for regional airlines and smart operators” said Giovanni Pascale, Chief Operating Officer, Tecnam. “Aligning with Boeing for parts and distribution services is a natural fit to provide worldwide customers with the support they need.”
Tecnam currently utilizes Boeing’s navigation and charting data through an existing agreement with Jeppesen.
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam was established in March 1986 and now operates in three production facilities. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to Naples’ Capodichino Airport, while the main factory is next to the “Oreste Salomone” Airport in Capua. Recently a new facility was established in Sebring, Florida, USA and in Australia to serve and support the needs of Tecnam’s local owners and operators. www.tecnam.com.
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