FlyBy expands fleet with Tecnam order


FlyBy, an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) based in Burgos, Spain, has announced a significant expansion to its training fleet, purchasing an additional ten Tecnam P2008JC aircraft and two new Tecnam P2006T NG models.

This acquisition increases their fleet to 43 aircraft, marking the largest single order the Spanish ATO has placed, with plans to further expand in 2025.

The new additions join FlyBy’s current fleet, which includes eight P2008JC, three P2006T, three P2002JF, and two P mentors. Tecnam’s P2006T NG, the latest iteration in its lineup, introduces over 300 enhancements from its predecessor, the P2006T MkII. Improvements include a new co-pilot front door and external baggage access, larger windows for better visibility, and advanced LED winglet-integrated lights. The model is powered by twin fuel-injected Rotax 9121Sc3 engines, which offer improved high-altitude performance and reduced fuel consumption.

The interior of the aircraft has been extensively upgraded to include a central console housing a Garmin avionics management system, featuring a GFC700 3-axis autopilot and the G1000 NXi navigation system, designed for optimal pilot engagement and connectivity.

Alex Alvarez, CEO of FlyBy, highlighted the strategic choice of Tecnam for their training fleet, citing the aircraft’s modern design and cost-efficiency. “There is nothing comparable to the P2006T on the market,” said Alvarez. “Its quality, capabilities, and total cost of ownership are second to none.”

Walter Da Costa, Tecnam’s Chief Sales Officer, expressed enthusiasm about supporting cutting-edge flight schools like FlyBy. He emphasised the need for commercial operators to train pilots on modern aircraft equipped with the latest technology to prepare them effectively for the industry’s demands.

FlyBy’s integrated training program, which spans 14 months, combines ATPL Ground School with practical flight training in VFR, IFR, Multi-Engine, and APS Multi-Crew Cooperation modules. In 2023, FlyBy claimed 23,000 flight hours logged and anticipates a busier schedule for 2024.