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Tecnam Reveals Their P2002 Sierra Mk II Aircraft

The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII in flight
The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII in flight

The first P2002 Sierra MkII will arrive in the US in January 2017.

Italian manufacturer Tecnam revealed the second generation of their popular P2002 Sierra aircraft today, which they’re describing as “substantially updated and improved.” According to the company, the P2002 Sierra MkII retains all the features and flying qualities that pilots have enjoyed from the first generation aircraft, while offering an improved cabin for greater comfort, top level avionics, new paint colors and options for the interior, and a redesigned cowling that houses the aircraft’s 100 HP Rotax engine.

In order to better understand how to improve the aircraft, Tecnam has, in the 14 years since the release of the original Sierra model, been studying sales records and feedback from both clients and dealers, while also keeping in mind the flight characteristics that their customers have come to enjoy and expect. This led them to three basic variables:

  • The needs and tastes of the customer
  • The aircraft’s lifecycle
  • The current competition in the marketplace.

According to Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director, “The market is always demanding greater comfort and more features, 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.

More Details on the P2002 Sierra MkII Improvements

The MkII features the following improvements to the cabin:

  • Larger cabin
  • Re-designed canopy with more headroom
  • A new locking mechanism that reduces the noise level
  • Seats with extra fore and aft adjustment
  • Several different options for paint colors and interior fabrics, including new metallic colors, all of which can be matched to the seats, cabin sides and instrument panel covering.

In addition, the MkII offers a variety of options for avionics, including:

  • The Basic analogue instruments needed for visual flight
  • The basic analogue instruments with a Garmin GPS
  • The Dynon SkyView with twin 10 inch displays
  • The Garmin G3X which features twin 10.6 inch screens
  • The G3X Night version with fully backlit backup instrumentation
The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII avionics display
The Garmin G3X Night Display option

According to Tecnam, the first P2002 Sierra MkII model will be delivered to Tecnam US in Sebring, FL, and will be on display at the upcoming US Sport Aviation Expo running from January 25 – 28, 2017.

P2002 Sierra MkII Specs

MkII Aircraft Dimensions

Fuselage Height 2.4 mt – 7.0ft
Fuselage Length 6.74 mt – 22.11ft
Wingspan 8.56 mt – 28.08 ft
Cabin Height (seat to cover) 0.95 mt – 3.1 ft
Cabin Width 1.11 mt – 3.6 ft
Max Seating capacity 2
Fuel tank capacity 2 x 55 lt – 2 x 14.5 US Gal

The Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII dimensions view

MkII Powerplant

Engine Manufacturer ROTAX 912ULS2
Engine Power 98 HP
Time Before Overhaul 2000 hrs
Propeller Two-Bladed Fixed Pitch
Fuel Consumption 17 lt/h – 4.50 US Gal/h
Fuel Type Mogas and Avgas

MkII Design Weight & Loading

Maximum Take Off Weight Design Weight: 630 kg – 1389 lb
Std. Empty Weight 367 kg – 809 lb
Useful Load 233 kg – 513.7 lb
Baggage allowance 20 kg – 44 lb

MkII Performance

Vmax 120 kt – 222 km/h
Cruise Speed 75% 110 kt – 204 km/h
Stall Speed (Flaps Down Power Off) 38 kt – 70 km/h
Practical ceiling 15,000 ft – 4,572 mt
Take off run 860 ft – 262 mt
Take off distance 1424 ft – 434 mt
Landing Run 558 ft – 170 mt
Landing Distance 1092 ft – 333 mt
Rate of climb 800 ft/min – 4.06 mt/sec
Range 600 NM – 1111 km

For more information on the aircraft, you can visit Tecnam’s site.

Featured Images: courtesy of Tecnam

Anders Clark
Anders Clark was introduced to aviation a few short years ago, and has developed an interest in aviation history and what the future of aviation will bring. A writer and editor, Anders enjoys researching and sharing the stories of aviation.