Italy's civil air traffic management company ENAV has awarded a contract for the maintenance of its P.180s to Piaggio Aerospace. The agreement, with an estimated duration of approximately seven years, is worth 12.6 million euro and will guarantee integrated logistic support for ENAV's fleet of four P180 Avanti II.
The ENAV P180s perform an average of 1,800 flight hours per year. Thanks to their special equipment, they carry out regular measurements and calibration of airport navaids (radar, VOR, DME, VDF, ILS etc) in order to guarantee their continuous operational accuracy, essential for the safety of air navigation.
Piaggio Aerospace was forced to declare itself insolvent and enter special administration in November 2018, however extraordinary commisioner Vincenzo Nicastro now comments: “The agreement represents a further step forward in the turn-around process of Piaggio Aerospace. While strengthening the backlog of the Genoa factory-owned service centre, it also confirms the unique expertise of the company in the airframe MRO domain, consolidated throughout decades of activities.”