Scuderia Ferrari flies Piaggio Aero
Piaggio Aero and Ferrari together on the racing circuits and in the skies all over the world.
Just like the Ferrari, Piaggio Aero represents technology and unrivalled Italian style.
One of the most recognized logos in the world is Ferrari' "Prancing Horse,' proudly displayed on the Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II flown by the Scuderia. It is the only aircraft deemed worthy of carrying the Ferrari brand.
The Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II combines innovative style and unrivalled performance. with innovative style and the comfort of a large, quiet, unrivalled cabin.
Piaggio Aero Industries' Chairman, Piero Ferrari - son of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari automotive company - is also vice Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A. Mr Ferrari business activities place him amongst the world's most authoritative ambassador of Italian high technology.
Piaggio Aero's efforts are focused on improving the most environmentally friendly and fuel efficient turboprop while offering the same or better performance than that of its more expensive and heavier polluting jet competitors. These are the same efforts that the Formula 1 industry is taking with their research into new engines, electronics and regenerative braking systems.
All these innovations that filter back to volume production cars, and the aviation industry, particularly the business aviation segment, represent a great benefit to the environment.
The prancing horse was the symbol displayed on the tail of the aircraft flown by Count Francesco Baracca, a great pilot who served with the Italian Air Force during the First World War.
In 1923, after the victory of Enzo Ferrari (also nicknamed the Drake) on the Salvio circuit, Baracca’s mother, the Countess Paolina, donated to him the symbol of the horse saying “Use the horse, as it is the true symbol of my son. Place it on your cars and it will bring you luck.”
Ferrari then added to the horse, the yellow colour and the symbol of the city of Modena. Since that time the prancing horse has remained Ferrari’s trademark, and now the 'Cavallino Rampante’ is proudly displayed on the P180 Avanti.
The logos aren’t the only connections between the car and the aircraft.
As the Chairman of Piaggio Aero Industries and Vice Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A, Piero Ferrari transcends aviation and automobiles as one of the most authoritative ambassadors of Italian technology.