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P180 Avanti

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In the 1970s, with fuel prices at a high, Piaggio's turboprop-powered Avanti was designed to match light jet performance and cabin size. Engineering studies began in 1979 and the first prototype flew on 23 September, 1986. Italian certification was achieved on 7 March, 1990 and FAA certification on 2 October, 1990. The Avanti seats up to nine people in a pressurised cabin and may be flown by one or two pilots.

The fuselage, wings, tail and forward wing are metal. The forward wing serves as horizontal stabiliser and pitch control surface but has no elevator; that is on the tail.

There is a steeply raked windshield and two large ventral delta fins under the tail increase stability in flight. The engines are mounted in pusher configuration.

In November 2005, Piaggio obtained European and US certification for the The Avanti II, featuring uprated Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66B turboprop engines.

The third generation Avanti EVO was launched in May 2014. It has winglets and Hartzell five blade, scimitar propellers behind the main wing’s trailing edge. Its wings are aerodynamically improved and an additional 400 lb fuel tank option increases range. Type certification was granted by EASA on 28 November, 2014, and by the FAA on 6 July, 2015. The first EVO was delivered in April 2015.

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February 29, 2020Piaggio sets out in search of a buyer
December 1, 2019Toldo at Centoco takes first EVO
November 25, 2019Italian Ministry gets behind Piaggio sale bid
October 28, 2019Order for Avantis to trigger tender for sale of Piaggio
October 12, 2019Traxxall approved for Piaggio maintenance tracking
August 27, 2019ENAV awards Piaggio a valuable MRO contract
June 18, 2019Parker lowers brake costs for the P180 range
May 23, 2019Service centre additions grow Piaggio network
May 23, 2019Avanti EVO deliveries reach Switzerland, India and East Africa
April 2, 2019Piaggio and Parker combine to design wheels of steel
March 25, 2019Piaggio reshuffles and streamlines its management
September 25, 2018Simulator for Avanti II is first in Europe
September 6, 2018Carolina releases book to document time in the air with Avanti
July 26, 2018AirGO commences fleet upgrade to comfortable and spacious EVO
June 12, 2018Centenarian Piaggio presents optimistic EVO outlook
March 13, 2018AirGO steps up to EVO for speed and efficiency
September 15, 2017Piaggio ramps up production and zones in on uncharted markets with Avanti EVO
August 31, 2017Piaggio debuts at ACE with innovative EVO
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March 12, 2012Diversity is the key for Gestair
December 12, 2011Russian inspectors harness Avanti's economy and range
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