Pusher configuration

December 6, 2006 - 1:59pm

Iranian companies have accumulated considerable experience in the development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) since the country imported its first one in 1979.

Having since placed an indigenous design into service in 1986 and supplied a number of units to the Iranian military, the country’s industry now looks ready to start exporting them.

November 29, 2006 - 10:07am

Piaggio Aero Industries is preparing to launch a new jet program before the end of this year and is debating which of two designs to develop. On April 19, the Italian firm laid the financial foundations for the anticipated product launch when it announced that Mubadala Development, an investment company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, is purchasing a 35-percent stake in its business.

November 29, 2006 - 9:54am

Piaggio Aero Industries (Booth No. 1644) is accelerating production of its P180 Avanti II twin pusherprop after finally completing certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration at the end of March. By early April, 103 Avantis had been delivered (mainly the original Avanti I version, and with 61 going to U.S. customers and 42 to Europe) and just over 100 more are on order, with the backlog stretching into 2008.

November 29, 2006 - 9:38am

The first delivered Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II will be covered by Jet Support Services, Inc.’s (JSSI) Tip-to-Tail hourly maintenance cost program. The twin pusherprop has been operated by Swiss company Fly Wings. The Tip-to-Toe package, which covers both the airframe and the Avanti II’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-66 engines, is jointly offered by JSSI (Booth No. 221) and Piaggio Aero (Booth No. 1644).

October 4, 2006 - 11:27am

Piaggio Aero Industries has confirmed that its new Avanti II model will replace the existing production model of its twin turboprop pusher aircraft from Serial Number 105 later this year.

 
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