The Piaggio P.180 II Avanti is an Italian executive transport aircraft with twin turboprop engines mounted in a pusher configuration. It seats up to nine people in a pressurized cabin and may be flown by one or two pilots. The design is of a three-surface configuration, having both a small forward wing and a conventional tailplane as well as its main wing, with the wing spars passing outside of the passenger cabin area.

The Piaggio P.180 II Avanti is an expertly designed aircraft with technological innovations that allow for a 40% reduction in emissions and fuel consumption compared to other jets in its category and is considered a “green aircraft” for its environmental management system. For many of these reasons, P180 Avanti II is one of “the most widely used aircraft in public services such as air ambulance and air rescue missions, law enforcement, and flight inspections that ensure the safety of people and property.”

The Piaggio P.180 II Avanti is equipped with two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66B engines located at the rear of the plane and facing backward, allowing for a quieter and more comfortable cabin. Piaggio also notes that “it is equipped with the comprehensive Collins Pro Line 21, digital avionics suite, which is completely integrated with the aircraft’s navigation and communication systems…”

The Piaggio P.180 II Avanti is the fastest turboprop ever built with a range of 1715  statute miles,  a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet, and an average speed of 462 mph. It is capable of landing on shorter runways of less than 3000 feet, enabling it to reach destinations and airports not served by other business jets. The Piaggio outperforms many business jets in power, technologies, and economic operation, making it both a passenger and pilot favorite.

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Full Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 13 ft 1 in
  • Wing Span: 46 ft 1 in
  • Length: 47 ft 4 in
  • External Baggage: 44.15 cu ft

Interior

  • Cabin Height: 5 ft 8 In
  • Cabin Width: 6 ft 1 In
  • Cabin Length: 14 ft 9 In
  • Cabin Volume: 393 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 16 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 6

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 12100 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 11500 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 8500 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 2802 lbs Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 848 Lb
  • Max Payload: 1300 Lb

Range

  • Normal Range: 752 nm
  • Max Range: 1364 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 41010 ft

Distances

  • Balanced Field Length: 3500 ft
  • Landing Distance: 4417 ft

Performance

  • Rate of Climb: 2600 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 680 fpm
  • Max Speed: 363 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 346 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 314 kts

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Mfg: Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Engine Model: PT6A-66B
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