If King Airs define the turboprop category, then the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II (561.253.0104, www.piaggioaero
On a recent sunny spring day in Los Angeles, I flew aboard one of the industry’s most innovative new aircraft, the P.180 Avanti II from Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aero, departin
Great emphasis is placed on an aircraft’s capabilities—its range, cruise speed, climb rate, and fuel efficiency.
With a 463 mph cruise speed, a range beyond 1,700 miles, and a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet, the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II (561.253.0104,
With two fast and efficient turboprop engines, this Italian-built airplane burns 40 percent less fuel than similar-size jets, for lower operating costs.