The Partenavia P.68B 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.68B 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. These pre-production Partenavia P.68 aircraft were known as the
Partenavia P.68 Victor. 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 It was superseded in 1979 by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 510 aircraft of all P.68 variant are built, including licence
production by Taneja in India.