Piaggio Avanti P180: introduction
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Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero Industries manufactures the Piaggio P180 private jet, a turboprop business jet. The aircraft is capable of carrying up to 9 passengers over distances of up to 1,800 nautical miles, with a maximum cruising speed of 395 knots. Since its introduction to the market, the P180 has had some commercial success, particularly in Italy and Europe.
Piaggio AVANTI P-180: a little history
Key dates in the history of the Piaggio AVANTI P-180
- 1970s: Development of the aircraft begins under the direction of aeronautical engineer Alessandro Marchetti.
- 1980s: The project really takes shape.
- 1986: First flight of the Piaggio Avanti P-180
- 1986: It took several years for the aircraft to be certified and enter series production. The P180 is notable for its unusual design, with inverted swept wings and V-shaped tailplanes
- 90s to 2018: several versions of the P180 have been developed, including the P180 Avanti II. It features more powerful engines and improved avionics systems.
- 2018: Investment group Mubadala Development Company acquires Piaggio Aero Industries. Production of the Piaggio 180 continues.
Key figures for the Piaggio AVANTI P-180
- More than 220: number of aircraft produced since series production began.
- 40: number of countries that own a Piaggio P180.
- Between $7 and $9 million: purchase price of a Piaggio P-180.
The interior of the Piaggio AVANTI P180
The cabin of the Piaggio AVANTI P-180
The interior of the Piaggio P180 cab is designed to offer maximum passenger comfort. The cabin is relatively spacious, with the following features:
- height: 1.75 meters
- width: 1.85 meters
- length: 5.97 meters
Passengers can move about freely in the cabin. This makes it a comfortable business aircraft for long-haul routes.
The standard cabin configuration accommodates six passengers in comfortable leather seats. They are arranged in two rows facing each other. Retractable tables are also available to facilitate meals or in-flight work.
As an option, for greater privacy and comfort, the cabin can be configured with eight individual passenger seats.
The cabin is equipped with an in-flight entertainment system comprising:
- A video screen
- Audio system
- Electrical outlets for electronic devices
An efficient air-conditioning system maintains a comfortable temperature inside the cabin, whatever the weather conditions outside.
What’s more, the cab’s design offers excellent visibility for passengers, with large windows and a glass roof providing a panoramic view of the exterior. The Piaggio P180 is therefore a comfortable and elegant business aircraft, offering a pleasant travel experience for passengers.
The Piaggio AVANTI P-180 cockpit
The cockpit of the Piaggio P180 is equipped with a modern avionics system, offering advanced functionality for pilots. The cockpit is designed for easy, intuitive operation. It features multi-function displays and an ergonomic instrument layout.
The P180’s avionics system includes a set of advanced cockpit displays, including:
- Flight information
- Electronic maps
- Other critical data.
The main flight displays are high-resolution liquid crystal displays (LCDs), which show real-time flight information, including:
- Aircraft systems status
The P180 is also equipped with several navigation systems, including :
- Global positioning systems (GPS)
- Air traffic surveillance systems (TCAS)
- Warning and incident management systems
Communication systems are equally advanced, with VHF/UHF radios and satellite communication capabilities.
The cockpit also features:
- An Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)
- A Flight Management System (FMS), enabling pilots to easily manage the aircraft’s flight path.
The P180 is also equipped with an autopilot system that can help pilots maintain heading and altitude. This facilitates pilots’ task during long-haul flights.
In short, the cockpit of the Piaggio P180 is equipped with a modern, sophisticated avionics system, which offers advanced functionality for pilots, making it easier to manage the aircraft’s flight.
The advantages of the Piaggio Avanti P 180
- Comfort: Quiet and spacious for a small propeller plane.
- Quiet: Operated by two pilots, this three-wing bi-turboprop can cover 2,200 km in surprisingly quiet and comfortable conditions for a propeller-driven aircraft.
- Excellent value for money: It is a little more expensive to maintain (and therefore to rent) than a “classic” private jet. But it’s still 15% cheaper than a Citation CJ2, for example. With lower fuel consumption than jets (180 kg per hour per engine), it offers particularly pleasant flying conditions for its 6 passengers.
- Spacious and elegant: This jet, recognizable by its moustache, is very popular in the business aviation market. It can hold a large amount of baggage in the hold and accommodate 7 passengers on board. Its spacious cabin is 1.75 meters high.
The perks of chartering a Piaggio avanti p-180 with AEROAFFAIRES
Our bespoke air charter company offers a wide range of turboprop planes such as the Piaggio Avanti. If you are looking to head to a smaller airport for your next business trip or holiday, this aircraft is a great choice for short to medium-haul flights.
We understand the importance of a personalized service. Our teams are at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Anticipating your needs, guiding you during flight planning and accompanying you throughout your trip, we are fully dedicated to providing you with the best travel experience.
Not only do you save time and money when you charter a turboprop with AEROAFFAIRES, you also have a range of options and perks to make your journey easier. For example, you can customise the aircraft for your flight and choose onboard catering to suit your requirements.