The Partenavia / Vulcanair P.68C is a light, twin engine, transport aircraft designed by Professor Luigi Pascale
in the late 60's and built by Partenavia and then, after the end of the latter, by Vulcanair in Italy.
The Partenavia P.68C accomodates seating for seven persons in cabin, including pilot, in two rows of
two seats and a rear bench for three persons. Two stretchers may be carried when all passenger seats are
removed. The prototype P.68 was built at Arzano, Italy, and first flown on 25 May 1970. It was powered
by two 200 hp Lycoming IO-360 piston engines. Production of the P.68 began in 1972 with fourteen pre-production
aircraft at new facilities in Casoria, Italy. In 1974, these pre-production aircraft were followed by the P.68B
with the fuselage lengthened by 15,2 to create more space in the cockpit. It was superseded in 1979 by
the P.68C which had integral wing tanks of increased capacity and a marginally lengthened nose to accommodate a
weather radar. A turbocharged version (the P.68C-TC) was available in 1980. The type
license was obtained by Vulcanair, which is still producing the P.68C.
More then 430 aircraft of all P.68 variant are built, including licence
production by Taneja in India.
The in July 1983 built Partenavia P.68C c/n 285 was registered first
YV-2380P in Venezuela and N3380P and N944CC in the USA. On 15 September 2004, the aircraft was registered N344CC with Nik
and Judys Aircraft Inc., Wilmington (DE), USA. On 9 February 2007, registration N344CC was cancelled as exported to Spain.
On 8 May 2007, the Partenavia P.68C was registered EC-KBN in Spain with Gesplane Servisios Aereos. In February 2013, the aircraft
was registered D-GKRE in Germany with Krebs Unternehmensgruppe. The aircraft is
used by Krebs in conjection with their operations on the offshore wind farms. On 17 July 2015, Partenavia P.68C D-GKRE was seen at Emden airfield.