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Tecnam P-Mentor Becomes the Launchpad for Ryanair’s Future Pilots

The acquisition followed the P-Mentor's recent launch announcement introducing the model to Tecnam's portfolio of premium aircraft. 

Ryanair’s approved flight training partner Bartolini Air has chosen Tecnam’s recently launched P-Mentor for their modern fleet. Thanks to Tecnam P-Mentor’s next-generation avionics and profitability, the Ryanair Mentored Programme at Bartolini Air will remain the most price-competitive “zero to airline-ready” training option in Europe.

Bartolini Air, a group of EASA-certified aviation companies and Ryanair’s approved flight training partner, has acquired Tecnam P-Mentor aircraft for the “Ryanair Mentored Programme “.

The acquisition followed the P-Mentor’s recent launch announcement introducing the model to Tecnam’s portfolio of premium aircraft. 

Renowned for one of the world’s highest training standards, Ryanair relies on Bartolini Air’s fleet of “modern, brand-new aircraft” to guide their future pilots from zero to ATPL.

The P-Mentor will support the Group’s integrated ab-initio courses and is bound to be a gamechanger, especially for Instrument Rating training, thanks to a modern Automatic Flight Control System, PBN/RNAV approval and full glass cockpit environment, combined with the fuel consumption of 14 liters per hour.

Latest EASA CS-23 Certification Requirements, operating cost and very low CO2 emissions make the P-Mentor unparalleled by any other competitor.

“will improve the quality of training while limiting its cost for students and better preserving the natural environment.”

According to Bartolini Air’s President Bartlomiej Walas, adding the P-Mentor to the Group’s fleet

“The similarity between the name of the aircraft and our flagship pilot course – the Ryanair Mentored Programme – is a pure coincidence, but a very fortunate one, because it is the P-Mentor that will allow future Ryanair pilots to benefit from top quality training at the lowest possible price,”

said Walas.

Bartolini Air’s flight school has relied on Tecnam’s innovative aircraft for pilot training since 2010. The Group currently operates 14 Tecnam aircraft.

“This is not the first time that we have trusted Tecnam to implement innovative solutions in our pilot training, I have no doubt that the arrival of the P-Mentor in our fleet will only confirm our ability to offer the highest quality training throughout the course in just one single aircraft!”

said Walas

“As Europe’s greenest major airline, Ryanair understands that aviation plays a pivotal role in tackling climate change and through our Pathway to Net Zero decarbonisation strategy, we continue to reduce our CO2 emissions and the impact of our operations on the environment.”

Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, Thomas Fowler, said:

“We are delighted to see that our approved partner flight school, Bartolini Air, who trains our future Pilots on the Ryanair Mentored Programme, are investing in the newest generation aircraft P-Mentor from Tecnam which will have a hugely positive impact on the environment thanks to a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to current IFR training planes and a fuel consumption of 14 l h, which means a 50% reduction compared to standard training planes,”

concluded Fowler.

“The P-Mentor has already generated great interest among forward-thinking flight training organizations like Bartolini Air who trust the Tecnam design, fine flying qualities combined with state-of-art avionics and perhaps most of all, its impressive fuel consumption and CO2 emission cuts. We see this as important steps not only for flight training centres, but in the future of the aviation industry across all its segments.” 

Tecnam Aircraft’s Managing Director Giovanni Pascale Langer said: 

Recent study shows that flight schools operating with TECNAM single and twin-engine fleet can reduce emissions by up to 60%: 10 tons of CO2 for each student by the time they receive their Commercial Pilot License.

About TECNAM; “Quality Aircraft since 1948”

TECNAM’s roots go all the way back to the Italian brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale who began to develop and produce innovative aircraft soon after the end of WWII.

Since those early beginnings, the family has continued to create original models, first gaining worldwide recognition under the name Partenavia, which translates as ” Naples Aviation”.

Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM was established in March 1986 and now operates in two production facilities. The Casoria facility is located adjacent to Naples’ Capodichino International Airport, while the main factory is next to the “Oreste Salomone” Airport in Capua. New facilities were established in Sebring, Florida, USA and in Australia to serve and support the needs of Tecnam’s local owners and operators.

About Bartolini Air: 

Bartolini Air is a group of EASA-certified aviation companies offering flight training, private jet charter and management, aircraft sales and maintenance.

Bartolini Air ATO is one of Europe’s most renowned flight training centres and it has been chosen by Ryanair to become an approved training partner.
At Bartolini Air students fly modern, brand-new aircraft at one of the company’s two main bases located at international airports equipped with instrument runways.

About Ryanair: 

Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe’s largest airline group, is the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, Ryanair & Ryanair UK. Carrying 149m guests p.a. (pre Covid-19) on more than 2,500 daily flights from 90 bases.
The Group connects over 230 destinations in 37 countries on a fleet of 484 aircraft, with a further 169 Boeing 737s on order, which will enable the Ryanair Group to lower fares and grow traffic to 225m p.a. over the next 5 years.
Ryanair has a team of 18,500 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 36-year safety record. Ryanair is Europe’s greenest, cleanest, airline group and customers switching to fly Ryanair can reduce their CO₂ emissions by up to 50% compared to the other Big 4 European major airlines.
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