P68 Observer 2

P68 Observer 2Globally acclaimed as the most cost-effective yet
twin-engine airplane for observation and patrol roles.

Designed to provide an alternate and more economic
solution in a field where the helicopter has until now dominated.







2 Engines: Lycoming IO-360-A1B6(200 HP)  
Max Ramp Weight 2100 kg 4630 lb
Max Take-Off Weight 2084 kg 4594 lb
Max Landing Weight 1980 kg 4365 lb
Std. Empty Weight (std equipped w/ avg optionals) 1420 kg 3130 lb
Max Zero Fuel Weight 1890 kg 4167 lb
Max Useful Load 680 kg 1499 lb
Max Usable Fuel (with aux tanks) 670 lt 177 U.S. gal
Number of Seats 6  6
Luggage Capacity in Luggage Compartment 0,66cu.m 23 cu ft
Max Luggage Weight 181 Kg 400 lb
Cruise Speed @ 75%, ISA, FL 80

Best Economy Cruise Speed @ 60%, FL 90

301 km/h

277 km/h

160 Ktas

150 Ktas

Rate of Climb (2 engines s.l. @ MTOW) 6 m/s 1100 fpm
Single Engine Rate of Climb (MTOW, s.l.) 1 m/s 200 fpm
Stall Speed, 35 deg. Flaps, MTOW 106 km/h 57 Kcas
Max Altitude 5490 m 18000 ft
SE Service Ceiling 1520 m 5000 ft

Max Range 2 persons (90 kg): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR @ 10000, 30’ Res

2658 km 1435 nm
Take-Off Distance over 50ft, MTOW, ISA 400 m 1312 ft
Landing Distance over 50ft, MLW 600 m 1969 ft
Take-Off Ground Run 240 m 787 ft
Landing Ground Run 200 m 656 ft
Max Endurance, 2 persons (90 kg): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR @ 10000, 30' Res. 9,6 h 9,6h


The new P68 Observer 2 has a unique aircraft design. The aircraft features a full Plexiglas nose allowing unrestricted forward visibility.

This unique feature has many benefits for many categories of pilots / operators. Whether you are a law enforcement pilot or you want to enjoy the view, no other fixed wing general aviation aircraft in the market has the same visibility.

You will not miss traffic and you will not miss visual target on the ground. That is why the P68 Observer 2 aircraft is the choice of many law enforcement entities in the US and abroad.

Side View

Side View

Upper View

Upper View

Wing span

12.00 m

39.37 ft

Wing area

18.60 m2

200.23 ft2

Overall length

9.43 m

30.94 ft

Overall height

3.40 m

11.15 ft

Front View

Front View


Cockpit Area


Passenger Cabin

Length 1.451 m 4.760 ft   Length 1.780 m 5.840 ft
Width 1.160 m 3.806 ft   Width 1.160 m 3.806 ft
Ave. height 1.150 m 3.773 ft   Ave. height 1.200 m 3.937 ft
        Total Vol 2.478 m3 87.51 cu. ft

Pax Configuaration


Cargo Configuration

Length 0.816 m 2.677 ft   Length 2.596 m 8.507 ft
Width 1.010 m 3.300 ft   Width 1.100 m 3.609 ft
Ave. height 1.000 m 3.281 ft   Ave. height 1.120 m 3.674 ft
Total Vol 0.824m3 28.98 cu. ft   Total Vol 3.198 m3 112.8 cu. ft

Side View

Upper View

Upper View

Upper View

This view shows a standard 1+5 seat interior layout of P68 OBSERVER 2 including the arrangement of the cockpit crew, passenger cabin and baggage compartment with the large aft RH Cargo door and the LH Passenger entrance door.

The aircraft can be also certified for 1+6 people by installing a rear bench allowing seating for three people in the last row.





One important new feature of the new generation  P68 OBSERVER 2 is the redesigned glass cockpit allowing the installation of the GPS/NAV/COM in a standard position versus the old position in which they were located between pilot and co-pilot.  This new installation has improved entrance and egress of the pilot for added comfort and safety. The new glass cockpit allows to maintain the extremely small dimensions of the cockpit to insure side and forward visibility..

The new generation P68 OBSERVER 2  features a redesigned interior. Thanks to the redesigned interior passengers have gained a few inches of  headroom especially in the aft area.

The quickly removable seats make a large cabin volume available for the carriage of goods of all kinds from mountain bikes or golf clubs to stretchers for aerial ambulance duties.

The P68 OBSERVER 2 has a standard predisposition for a camera hatch   which is located under the second row right hand seat. The camera hatch is 2.1 ft long and 1.5 ft wide (63 x 46 cm) and allows the installation of the wide variety of equipment such as professional digital photogrammetric cameras and a wide range of Gyro stabilized cameras such as L3 Wescam, Flir just to name a few.

Design Features and Information


The new P68 OBSERVER 2 is available with two 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 normally aspirated engines. The engines drive Hartzell constant speed, full feathering propellers.

The exceptionally clean lines of the P68 OBSERVER 2 are the result of many hours of wind tunnel testing and deliver an optimum performance in terms of maximum speed, rate of climb and endurance.


Painstaking work on the part of an ideal designer / test pilot combination have produced truly remarkable and benign handling characteristics particularly at low speeds or in the unlikely event of an engine failure.

The forward position of the pilot in relation to the wing provides excellent rearward visibility in turns, making for greater safety in crowded airspace.

With the optional de-icing equipment installed on the P68 OBSERVER 2 has been operated day and night with safety and regularity, from severe winter conditions over the North Sea and throughout Northern Europe to the harsh environments of the continents of Africa and Australia.


The P68 Series has one common feature, economy. The economy of the aircraft is the result of the low operating costs and of the low maintenance costs which are a direct result of the aircraft construction simplicity and low fuel consumption and replacement costs of its power plants.

The rugged maintenance free, leaf spring fixed undercarriage, lack of complicated systems and  unsurpassed accessibility of servicing points reduce maintenance to the minimum.

The high wing configuration enables the engine intakes and propeller tips to be kept well clear of the ground thereby reducing dust ingestion and stone denting to the minimum and extending engine and propeller service lives to the maximum.

Customer Support

All the OEM parts installed on the P68 OBSERVER 2 series aircraft have been reviewed and updated to guarantee quick parts availability.
With full production now resumed also airframe parts availability is guaranteed.

Material Choice

While it can be true that composite aircraft have no rivets, at Vulcanair we believe that there are many advantages in aluminium construction. The first advantage is weight, compared to a similar structure made of aircraft certified composite materials The second are the known and well documented aging and fatigue qualities of aluminium structure together with the ease of repair.

Airborne SUV Capabilities

The P68 OBSERVER 2 can truly be considered an airborne SUV. The difference between the Vulcanair and  any aircraft which may be comparable to it is that the P68 OBSERVER 2 has two engines and these two engines are powerful enough and reliable. No other light twin in the market offers three rows of removable seats, more than 65 cubic feet of internal volume including 20 cubic feet of cargo space allowing a max load in the cargo compartment of 400 lbs.

The P68 OBSERVER 2 flexible space allows the pilot to load the aircraft in many ways that can satisfy many different mission profiles.


Let’s not forget that the P68 Series is designed and manufactured in Italy. Look at the clean lines of the aircraft and you will notice the difference.



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Vulcanair was founded in 1996 and since then it has taken over the great heritage of fine Italian design and manufacturing in General Aviation. Vulcanair's mission is to become a respected General Aviation manufacturer worldwide, through customer satisfaction and exciting, innovative, yet reliable solutions in aircraft design.
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