Italian general aviation manufacturer Vulcanair is targeting European customers for maritime patrol and law-enforcement aircraft as it relaunches its AP68TP 600 Viator twin-turboprop.

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The Viator is aimed at maritime patrol and law enforcement markets

The company said late last year that it was considering a relaunch.Vulcanair has restarted the Viator production line at its factory in
Naples, southern Italy, and is working on two aircraft it has agreed to sell to a European maritime patrol operator.

Director of sales Remo De Feo says the aircraft’s 360°-scan radar makes it suitable for maritime patrol and law enforcement, and sees good prospects for further deals: “We are proceeding with discussions with customers.” The 11-seat Viator was originally manufactured by Partenavia, whose assets Vulcanair bought in 1998.

Vulcanair is also working with powerplant manufacturer SMA Engines to resolve technical issues that are delaying the launch of its P68C diesel-powered aircraft.

“SMA Engines has confirmed that it wants to resolve the technical limitations and we have identified the areas that need work,” says
De Feo.


Source: Flight International