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P180 Avanti II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 23 December 2005
Total Production: 236
Unitary Cost: USD$7.0 million
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Piaggio Aero
Parent System: P180 Avanti
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1991
Maiden Flight: 23 September 1986
Total Production: 236
Family Members: Avanti EVO
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Description: The P180 Avanti is an advanced aerodynamics, pressurized cabin, twin-turboprop aircraft offering jet-like performance. It was developed by Piaggio Aero for civil and military customers. The P180 project started in the late 1970s with the maiden flight carried out in September 1986. The first customer took delivery of a P180 aircraft in September 1991. The P180 Avanti is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66 engines each rated at 850-shp driving a five-bladed Hartzell propeller. The P180 Avanti II is an improved version launched in October 2004 and featuring Pro Line 21 avionics suite and improved PT6A-66B engines. The first Avanti II was delivered to a Swiss customer in December 2005.

The P180 Avanti is certified for single pilot operation and can seat up to nine passengers. The Avanti II obtained the EASA certification on October 21, 2005, and FAA certification in March 2006. PT6A-66B engines were introduced in production models during 2006 expanding P180s flight performance. As the world's fastest turboprop business aircraft, Avanti II can reach flight altitudes of 41,000-ft, maximum airspeeds of 402 knots and cruise speeds of 398 KTAS. P180s key aerodynamic design elements are: Three-Lifting-Surface Configuration (3LSC) which permits 34 percent reduction in wing area thus lower weight and drag; and a non-cylindrical low-drag fuselage.

P180 Avanti II Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 9
Propeller Blades: 5
Dimensions
Cabin Height: 5.74 foot (69 inch)
Cabin Length: 14.9 foot (179 inch)
Cabin Width: 6.07 foot (73 inch)
Height: 13.1 foot (157 inch)
Length: 47 foot (567 inch)
Wingspan: 46 foot (14.0 meter)
Performance
Ceiling: 41,000 foot (12,497 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 2,860 foot (872 meter)
Max Range: 1,507 nautical mile (1,735 mile)
Operational Altitude: 28,000 foot (8,534 meter)
Take Off Run Distance: 2,850 foot (869 meter)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,700 shp (1,268 kW)
Pressure
Differential Pressurization: 9 psi
Speed
Climb Rate: 2,950 fpm (15.0 mps)
Cruise Speed: 398 KTAS (737 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 402 KTAS (744 kph)
Weight
Empty Weight: 7,800 pound (3,538 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 12,050 pound (5.47 ton)
Payload: 2,000 pound (907 kilogram)
Useful Load: 4,300 pound (1,950 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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P180 Avanti II News

There are 5 news between
14 Jul 2008 and 4 Mar 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009ENAV Takes Delivery of First P180 Avanti II
Friday, October 17, 2008TajAir to Become Official Piaggio Aero Indian Distributor and Authorized Service Center for P180 Avanti II Aircraft
Sunday, October 5, 2008Harrods Aviation to Represent Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II in UK and Ireland
Monday, July 14, 2008Piaggio Aero Unveils P180 Flight Inspection Special Version for Italian Air Force
Jet Aviation Selected as Authorized Service Center for the P.180 Avanti/Avanti II

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
France?
Aircraft ordered by Boutsen Aviation
India?
Aircraft ordered by Aviators India
Indonesia1
Aircraft ordered by Susi Air (1)
Italy38
Aircraft ordered by Italian Armed Forces (35); Blue Panorama (3)
YearHoldings
201414Italian Air Force
Luxembourg?
Aircraft ordered by Jetfly
Saudi Arabia?
Aircraft ordered by Saraya Aviation
United Arab Emirates2
Aircraft ordered by the United Arab Emirates Air Force (2)
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Avantair (107)

Grand Total 4111
Propulsion Systems
PT6A-66Bx2
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