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Piaggio Avanti

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Performance

The Piaggio Avanti Medium Turboprop is manufactured by Piaggio between 1990 and 2006. The cabin measures 14.1 feet long by 6.1 feet wide by 5.9 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 375 cubic feet making it comfortable for 8 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 9. The baggage compartment can hold up to 6.3 bags assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Piaggio Avanti has a maximum range (not including headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 1470 miles and a maximum speed of 463 mph. Common names and abbreviations: Avanti, Piaggio Avanti, Avanti II.
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Specifications

  • Category: Medium Turboprop
  • Cabin Volume: 375 cubic feet
  • Baggage Volume: 44 cubic feet
  • Max Speed: 463 mph
  • Range: 1470 miles
  • Fuel Burn: 136 gph
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History

The P180 Avanti II private jet combines elegant Italian styling and craftsmanship, the quietness and comfort of an enormous, comfortable cabin, and remarkable performance that makes it the fastest aircraft in its class outpacing the most widely sold turbojet aircraft on the market.Speed, performance and eye catching styling with operating costs that are up to 40% lower than its equivalent jet competitors are some of the key attributes of this remarkable airplane.

The Avanti is marketed as being faster than other turboprops and many mid-sized jets, while being up to 40% more fuel efficient than market-competing jets.

The Design of the Avanti began in 1979 and were tested in wind tunnels in Italy and the United States in 1980. Originally in collaboration with Learjet they developed the aircraft concept in 1983 with Piaggio continuing development on its own after 1986. The first prototype flew on 23 September 1986 with American and Italian certification obtained on October 2, 1990.

A group of investors led by Piero Ferrari became involved in 1998 and the 100th aircraft was delivered in October 2005 and the 150th in May 2008. Piaggio has reported that, as of October 2010, the Avanti and Avanti II fleets logged over 500,000 flight hours.

An improved Avanti II obtained European and U.S. certification in November 2005 and six months later, 70 planes had been ordered. The Avanti II features upgrated engines and flies about 11 mph faster with better fuel economy. An all-new glass cockpit provides a streamlined look with the added safety avionics: heading, attitude and navigation information, flat panel color LCD displays add collision avoidance (TCAS), ground proximity (TAWS) and real-time graphic weather depiction.

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