Scottish flight training academy ACS Aviation have ordered two P-Mentor aircraft to be added to their current fleet to expand their fleet capabilities in 2023.
The P-Mentor is the latest design from Tecnam: a single engine IFR two-seater aircraft, offering flight schools a simple and sustainable single platform solution for student pilots; from their first flight up to advanced training including the instrument rating. The aircraft is also fitted with the Rotax 912iSc engine offering low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The new aircraft order will commence from summer 2023 onwards. The company will also become the first Tecnam aircraft service centre in Scotland offering specialist aircraft maintenance and technical support to its customers. The move follows a successful period for ACS Aviation where a record number of graduates have secured positions as first officers with leading UK airlines.
“Tecnam’s P-Mentor aircraft will allow us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint in Commercial Flight Training and Upset Prevention Recovery Training with the added benefit of state-of-the-art instrumentation that will help us propel, even further, into our sustainable double-digit growth,” said Said Craig McDonald, Technical Director at ACS Aviation. “This order is the start of a long-term fleet replacement and sustainability plan which will see us continue to grow the business and provide our student pilots with the latest technology over the coming years.”