The Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II now flies faster than ever: EASA certification obtained for the upgraded Pratt&Whitney Canada PT6-66B engines and for the new maximum cruise speed of 402 kts
Geneva, May, 21 2006: Piaggio Aero Industries announces that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted certification for the upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-66B engines installation on the P180 Avanti II. The certification enables the world’s fastest turboprop to fly at a maximum cruise speed of 402 kts, 745 km/h (MMO 0.70) making the P.180 Avanti II the first business turboprop to reach this significant speed milestone.
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GENEVA (May 4, 2006) - Piaggio Aero announced today that Robert J. ?Bob? Pond, the owner of the first production Piaggio P.180 Avanti, has ordered a new Piaggio Avanti II to replace his original model. Pond said that the early Piaggio will be added to his public collection of more than 25 aircraft.
Pond, a Navy World War II veteran and military aircraft collector, opened the The Palm Springs Air Museum in 1996 after retiring as CEO of Advance Machine Company, a leading manufactur...