Tecnam, together with its launch-customer Aerobility has announced the certification approval by EASA for the first factory-built certified aircraft equipped with hand controls for disabled pilots.
According to Tecnam, the EASA approval is the result of over 18 months of ergonomic studies, test pilot's review, specialist component design, collaboration with Italian CAA (ENAC) and EASA and the input from many involved with the disabled pilots community.
The version of the Tecnam P2002JF is the first worldwide CS-VLA certified aircraft factory built with disabled hand controls. It is also the first time that the issue of official certification documents contain explicit reference to disabled pilots.
Mike Miller-Smith OBE, Aerobility CEO commented, “This milestone project is truly the best of engineering and the best of human spirit – giving the freedom of flight to all. It signifies an exciting new era of accessible aviation for disabled people, providing low-cost flying opportunities for a wide range of disabilities. My sincere thanks to the Tecnam team. One whole generation of disability awareness, social change, knowledge and engineering expertise!”
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