Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Specs, Price, Interior, Cockpit, & Details. Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO is a new twin turboprop aircraft created by Italian aerospace manufacturing company, Piaggio Aero Industries. Third generation aircraft offer a maximum speed of 402K (745km/ h), turning it into the fastest multi-utility turboprop on the planet.
Flight testing of the Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO began in February 2013 and the aircraft was launched in May 2014 at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. This high-performance aircraft was built at the new production facility Piaggio Aero in Villanova d’Abenga, Savona, Italy.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Engine
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO is powered by two Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A engines that drive two five-blade diameter propellers created by Hartzell Propeller.
The new and lightweight wide propeller is made from aluminum alloy and is fully hairy, reversible, and hydraulically controlled at constant speed. Propeller RPM decreased from 2,000 to 1,800. These features, along with changes in aerodynamics, redesigned nacelle and engine exhaust geometry, reduce external noise by 68% or 5dB (A). Internal cabin noise is reduced by 20% or 1dB (A), further enhancing passenger comfort.
Avanti EVO has a new low-maintenance landing gear, including a steerable two-wheel nose wheel and two main one-wheel landing gear units. Each main wheel is equipped with carbon, anti-slip brakes. The aircraft can operate from suburban airports and smaller airfields with short runways of less than 1,000 m, which do not serve scheduled flights.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO got European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for additional fuel tanks in June 2014. Addition of auxiliary tanks increases aircraft fuel capacity from 2,826 lb to 3.226 lb and maximum range of 17%, from 1,470 mi to standard fuel to 1,720 nmi (3,185 km). It also allows planes to travel across continents and US coast-to-coast flights with just one fuel stop.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Specs
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO layout is based upon the Avanti P. 180 platform and combines enhanced features that increase efficiency, improve safety and comfort, and lower operating expense. This new alternative offers greater coverage, faster climbing, lower noise footprint, world-class security systems and spacious cabins. This is also characterized by lower emission levels and fuel savings.
This aircraft may be used by armed forces, government agents and private operators. It can function as an air ambulance or photogrammetric patrol unit, as well as assist in flight inspection for calibration of air navigation instruments and radio measurements.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO fuselage has been updated by introducing a three-surface lift layout (3LS) which is characterized by a small front wing, inverted middle wing, and a flat tail surface height. The layout provides aircraft stability and control at high speeds.
Elegant aerodynamic curves from nose to tip increase laminar flow and reduce obstacles, maximizing performance by 34%. The drag-reducing winglet and front-wing redesign increase efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by 3%. The new layout for the wing surface also allows the aircraft to rise 3% faster.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Cabin and Interior
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO has a rear cabin volume of 375ft ³( 12.88 m ³) and can accommodate seven passengers with enough space to work and relax. It is equipped with broadband and satellite connectivity, turning it into a flying office. The spacious stand-up cabin is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall, 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) wide, and 15 feet (4.55 m) long.
This luxury cabin is also redesigned with two separate rows of leather seats that could be rotated by Iacobucci HF and the interior by Poltrona Frau. An improved air conditioning and flash system also contributes to passenger comfort.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Cockpit and Avionics
The Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO cockpit is equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with tablet-based electronic flight bags. It also includes twin control panels, three large adaptive flight displays (AFD), a comfortable cursor control panel, integrated avionics processor system, four data concentrator units (DCU), sophisticated weather radar, TCAS 1 (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), and terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS). This aircraft could be flown by one or two pilots and meets the standards of EASA CS-23 and FAR Part 23.
Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO Price and Orders
The price of the most current Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO is US $ 7.7 Million. Piaggio got the first major order for the Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO from a Hong Kong-based investment company and Bravia Capital advisor in July 2014, for approximately 50 Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO aircraft. The contract includes ten strict orders with options for 40 more. Bravia Capital uses aircraft for passenger transportation in the US.
Piaggio Aerospace sent a Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO aircraft that was configured VIP to Kris Sakti Holdings in March 2015. Piaggio Aerospace signed a contract with West Coast Aviation Services to ship five Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO aircraft, in November 2016.
Piaggio Aerospace got four orders for the Piaggio P180 Avanti EVO aircraft at the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention (EBACE) held in Geneva in May 2018.