Aircraft Review

April 2011 Issue

Tecnam P2008: No-Apologies High End

And did we mention pricey? Although itís an LSA, Tecnam tilts toward designs that have more in common with Part 23 airplanes. They fly that way, too.

The relatively lackluster sales of new LSAs has proven one thing: Thereís not much room at the bottom of the market. Although there are sub-$100,000 LSAs out there, the top 10 sellers are above that price tier. Some are well above it. And thatís where Tecnamís newish P2008 comes in. The base price is $154,999, but equipped with the glass panel package most buyers would probably want, it invoices at about $170,000. Regardless of how would-be buyers might view this, the P2008 isnít a no-frills entry level LSA. If you want one of those, the Kitfox we reviewed in the December 2010 issue is a good starting place.

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