2 thoughts on “Piaggio P.180 Avanti

  1. It is a Piaggio P.180 Avanti.

    Check their web site for details. I’ve had a close look at the specifications for these aircraft. They are quite remarkable.

    Full ‘Jet’ speed, turboprop (better) economics, big cabin, and quiet (noise behind you, not in front of you).

    Q: So why did I buy a PC-12NG instead?
    A: The high max speed leads to a high min (landing) speed. So it can’t get into the small/unimproved runways that the PC-12NG can. Nowhere near – it has a very high approach speed. Also its a much higher workload aircraft for a single pilot. Much. Oh, and the avionics suite is less advanced.

    But its still… hugely sexy as a design. I love the look of them. Takes some getting used to, but you’d get very used to it.

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