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If King Airs define the turboprop category, then the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II (561.253.0104, http://www.piaggioaero.com) redefines it. The curious-looking design elements serve specific purposes in improving the aircraft’s performance and the passengers’ comfort. Piaggio, an Italian manufacturer, placed the twin rear-facing engines 8 feet behind the farthest aft passenger seat to minimize cabin noise […]
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, departing from Elite Aviation FBO (fixed-base operator) at Van Nuys Airport. The twin-engine turboprop, priced at roughly $7.5 million, is strikingly different in appearance to its […]
Great emphasis is placed on an aircraft’s capabilities—its range, cruise speed, climb rate, and fuel efficiency. Once the plane leaves the ground, however, the cabin design becomes of paramount importance: If you are comfortable on board and have all the amenities you need, you will not mind spending that extra time aloft that a speedier […]
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, http://www.piaggioaero.com) can perform as well as a number of light jets. It also can take off and land at runways shorter than 3,000 feet, and it burns only 100 gallons […]
With two fast and efficient turboprop engines, this Italian-built airplane burns 40 percent less fuel than similar-size jets, for lower operating costs. The P180 Avanti II is certified for single-pilot operation, which further enhances its cost efficiency. The distinctive design, with the main wing placed toward the tail and a small forward wing, provides stability. […]
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