Melbourne Flight Training has placed an order for 20 Tecnam P-Mentors, eight P2010 180hp and three P2006Ts. This acquisition will enhance the quality of flight training programs, reduce costs for student customers, and provide a range of training options to meet the needs of the student body. The P2006T was delivered during the Sun ‘n’ Fun in Lakeland, Florida. The remaining aircraft will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. The school is one of the first in the U.S. to select the new Tecnam P-Mentor.

The P-Mentor is a two-seat, single engine, piston, fully IFR aircraft, compliant with the latest CS-23 EASA & FAA requirements, allowing PBN/RNAV/AFCS capabilities. It gives modern flight schools a single platform to train students from their first flight, up to their commercial pilot license, and instrument rating. It has a variable pitch propeller, and a simulated retractable landing gear option. The generous fuel tank allows flight schools to fly all day long, without refueling, which improves operational value.