A special plane for special mission
Versatility and reliability combined with advanced technology have made the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II the ideal aircraft for delicate, crucial missions such as air rescue and air ambulance flights. In its "Special Mission" configuration, the P.180 Avanti II is used as a multi-utility aircraft for patrolling, photodetection, and civil and military flight inspection.
The "Special Mission" configuration is also used by Italian and international Armed Forces and by government agencies as an air ambulance, a patrol unit for regional surveillance, for the defense of costal areas, and for monitoring territorial waters.
The P180 Avanti II, thanks to operational capabilities, the improved operational performance and efficiency is used in missions of emergency medical transport and set up with the most modern emergency care, provided by Lifeport INC ,U.S. company leading the market.
The P.180 shows an unmatchable efficiency and operational flexibility. The extraordinary section of the Avanti II cabin, the largest in its segment, provides large space for the health operations and boarding of patients. The perfect pressurization able to keep the Sea Level up to a flight altitude of 24,000 feet, away from turbulence, the extreme smoothness of the Piaggio Aero aircraft are more qualifying elements for such missions.
The Avanti II provides outstanding accessibility for patient loading, and its large cabin offers a work-friendly environment for medical staff to gain access for up to two patients on the well-proven Lifeport stretcher systems. The aircraft is also equipped with organs transport systems and an emergency sophisticated incubator.
The characteristics of the P.180 Avanti II, capable of operating at low and high altitude have allowed it to be the ideal airplane for the operations "Flight Inspection" as required by current regulations ICAO / NATO for the radio. The units for the Radio Measurements, will enter into service in 2010, and will be equipped with the system to the state of UNFIS 3000 designed and manufactured by NSM (Norwegian Special Mission).
Flight inspection activity performs continual monitoring of the radio signals (Radar, VOR, DME, ILS, etc..), to verify the validity of the radio signals transmitted during takeoff and landing phases.
This activity is conducted through the Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II, which will fly an average of 600 flight hours per year. The aircraft can do in-flight controls without the support of devices installed on the ground.
The efficiency of this service, which verifies compliance with international standards of radio signals emitted by the various equipment for approach and instrumental flight, enabling the air transport system to operate safely.
The P.180 Avanti II capability in territorial multifunctional surveillance using a Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) television camera system. FLIR technology is the most effective for territory surveillance activities to monitor illegal immigration and smuggling.
The Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II is designed for maritime surveillance activities that the government agencies do in protecting the land-use, illegal immigration, smuggling and illegal traffics. The monitoring of territory is effected by means of a FLIR / TV Camera (Forward Looking Infra Red) installed on the lower part of the fuselage of the airplane. This new equipment is sensitive to thermal radiation and use it to create images then sent to a video output. The extraordinary section of the Avanti II cabin, the largest in its segment, provides large space for house instrumentation, through which the operator receives a monitor signal sent from the camera.