Lakeland, FL, April 17, 2010 - Today at the SUN'n FUN fly-in and airshow, Tecnam North America announced an exclusive distribution agreement with West Coast Sport Aircraft, Inc. to provide sales and service support in California. The agreement expands support for existing owners of Tecnam's light sport aircraft, and for the new P2006T light twin aircraft.Located in the San Francisco Bay area, West Coast Sport Aircraft has established a growing network of sales and services centers throughout California and Washington state. "The goal is that a Tecnam aircraft owner will never be more than a 2 hour flight from a service center on the west coast.", says Erin Hay, director of sales. West Coast Sport Aircraft will provide warranty and support services, arrange financing and leaseback opportunities, and maintain a parts inventory for all Tecnam models through its ROTAX certified service centers and regional sales agents.
Based at the Watsonville Municipal Airport (KWVI), West Coast Sport Aircraft currently features the P92 Eaglet and P2002 Sierra, and will have the new composite-fuselage P2008 LSA and the P2006T light twin available this summer. "We are thrilled to announce West Coast Sport Aircraft as our newest Authorized Regional Distributor and Service Center covering the Western United States", says Ben Young, VP of business development for Tecnam North America.With more than 60 years experience and 2,500 aircraft flying worldwide, the Italian manufacturer Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM is well known in Europe, and has renewed its sales efforts in the U.S. Market. A fleet chart of its aircraft models can be found at www.tecnam.com
7511 Airfield Drive, Box 8
Richmond, VA 23237
West Coast Sport Aircraft, Inc.
located at the Watsonville Municipal Airport (KWVI)
170 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95063
About TECNAM "Quality Aircraft since 1948"TECNAM traces its early roots to the activities of the brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale. Beginning just after the end of WWII (1948) they established themselves in the field of General Aviation with the creation of original models that gained worldwide recognition under the name Partenavia and later as Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM. Now operating three production plants totaling 78,804 sq ft of area, TECNAM continues to product world class aircraft. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to the Napoli Capodichino Airport. The Capua facility is located adjacent to the Oreste Salmone Airport. The TECNAM Spain facility located in Villanueva del Gallego, Zaragoza , Spain.
Notice on forward-looking statements: This release includes forward-looking statements regarding TECNAM and its business. All statements regarding the company's future product introductions are forward-looking. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting our company.
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