In its construction of the aircraft, Piaggio Aero stands out for its innovation and efficiency. The novel technique used for the PP.180 Avanti II is a reversal of the "normal" aircraft assembly process. Contrary to the usual construction procedure, the outer surface of the aircraft is first built to project specifications, thus ensuring that the dimensions and shapes comply exactly with those on the blueprints. Only at this point are the external forms connected to the internal structures. Introduced for the first time by Piaggio Aero, this innovative construction method involves forming the aluminum panels of the fuselage in advance, and then maintaining them in the prescribed position and shape. The process is made possible by applying a patented pneumatic vacuum system while the struts and reinforcement ribs are riveted. The panels are then connected to the structural elements from the inside, which absolutely prevents warping or imperfections in the fuselage, so that a level of surface finishing is reached that is possible only with the use of composite materials. Thanks to these innovative technical, design and construction solutions, the Piaggio P.180 Avanti II achieves a specific range of 0.84 nautical miles per pound of fuel, which translates into unmatched operational efficiency and extremely low environmental impact. Piaggio Aero cares about the environment and has made the environmental friendliness of the P.180 Avanti II a matter of company pride. As a matter of fact, Piaggio Aero modified the entire production line in order to ensure environmental sustainability and protection.
Piaggio Aero cares about the environment and has made the environmental friendliness of the P.180 Avanti II a matter of company pride. In fact, the company modified the entire production cycle to meet current environmental standards and was awarded UNI ISO 14001 certification as a result.
The result of the Piaggio Aero particular manufacturing technique is very clear external surfaces that minimize drag and increase aerodynamic efficiency.