The Piaggio P180 Avanti is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft, developed and built by Piaggio Aerospace in Italy.

The Piaggio Avanti derived from the collaborative work of Piaggio’s Chief Engineer, Alessandro Mazzoni and Gates Learjet. The first prototype of the aircraft flew in 1986 with certification granted four years later in 1990.

In 2005 an improved model, the Avanti II, received certification. This model featured uprated turboprop powerplant, improved fuel economy and a new Rockwell Collins avionics suite.

To date, there have been over 230 Piaggio Avantis delivered globally, with primary operators including the Italian Air Force, Army and Navy.

The Piaggo Avanti is perhaps most well-known for its unique exterior design, which features a pusher propeller (rear-facing) configuration and forward wings.

It also has an operational speed superior to that of all competing turboprop aircraft and one which is comparable to that of some light jet aircraft.

Specifications

Cabin Height

1.75m5ft 9in

Cabin Width

1.85m6ft 1in

Cabin Length

4.55m14ft 11in

Luggage Capacity

1.00m³35ft³

Service Ceiling

12,497m41,000ft

Maximum Range

3,278km1,770nm

Typical Capacity

6 passengers

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