Piaggio P.180 Avanti

May 17, 2011 - 4:50am

With a maximum speed of 402 knots, the P.180 Avanti II, made by Italy’s Piaggio Aero Industries, is the world’s fastest turboprop, while also boasting the largest cabin in its class of midsize jets and twin turboprops. But it’s also known for a stylish airframe and twin pusher design, which has been compared to a work of art.

February 28, 2011 - 6:15am

Before the recession truly made its presence felt, Italian OEM Piaggio Aero recognized its impending arrival and adjusted production rates accordingly, said Piaggio America president and CEO John Bingham. “What we were able to do was recognize it early enough to reposition in terms of manufacturing and market access.”

February 25, 2011 - 10:15am

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD)-2011-01-53 on December 20 to owners and operators of the Piaggio Avanti twin turboprop. The AD supersedes AD 2011-01-51, issued December 18.

February 9, 2011 - 9:57am

Jet Aviation has launched a 24-hour AOG hotline for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Operators calling within Europe can use +800 5387 8277; those outside Europe should use +41 58 158 4848. According to Ben Games, AOG maintenance team manager, the new hotline complements Jet Aviation’s AOG support organization in the U.S. with locations in St. Louis, Teterboro and Boston/Bedford.

January 28, 2011 - 5:45am

Cessna Citation 560XL, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010–The twinjet experienced rudder binding while landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport at the conclusion of a Part 135 flight from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. The Excel landed safely with no injuries to the passenger and two pilots. A post-flight examination of the tail cone revealed ice around the rudder control cables and pulleys.

January 20, 2011 - 10:52am

Overall business aircraft flight activity climbed 4.4 percent last month year-over-year, bolstered by a double-digit-percent resurgence in Part 91 corporate operations, according to TraqPak data released today by aviation services company Argus. Part 91 flying climbed 10 percent in December compared with the same month in 2009, which followed a year-over-year 12.2-percent increase in November.

January 11, 2011 - 9:54am

Overall business aircraft flight activity climbed 4.4 percent last month year-over-year, bolstered by a double-digit-percent resurgence in Part 91 corporate operations, according to TraqPak data released today by aviation services company Argus. Part 91 flying climbed 10 percent in December compared with the same month in 2009, which followed a year-over-year 12.2-percent increase in November.

December 23, 2010 - 9:21am

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD)—2011-01-53—on December 20 to owners and operators of the Piaggio Avanti twin turboprop. The AD supersedes AD 2011-01-51, issued December 18.

October 19, 2010 - 4:56pm

The monthly chore of pulling and replacing Jepp chart pages in a loose-leaf binder may soon go the way of propping an airplane to start its engine as eChart Viewer, Jeppesen’s newest digital charting service, takes hold. In a brief ceremony yesterday at the Jeppesen booth (No. 3004), Avanti fractional operator Avantair became the eChart Viewer launch customer.

October 19, 2010 - 2:27pm

John Bingham, president and CEO of Piaggio America, did not mince words when he kicked off Piaggio Aero's press conference Monday. "It's a horrible market," he said. Piaggio Aero Industries of Italy is the manufacturer of the P.180 Avanti twin turboprop pusher. 

But Bingham then presented an overview of the company's current and future developments, which provided some salve for the grim assessment.

 
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