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ANALYSIS: P2012 takes Tecnam to a new dimension

Professor Luigi Pascale is a living link to the post-war heyday of Italian aviation. The sprightly 93-year-old still spends most of his days at the Capua premises and even flying the products of Tecnam, the light piston-aircraft manufacturer he co-founded in the mid-1980s and which has since produced 4,500 aircraft. Tecnam came some three decades after he established his original Naples-based company, Partenavia, developer of, among other types, the twin-engined P.68, rights to which are now owned by Vulcanair. He remains a legendary figure in the country’s general aviation industry.

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