View Full Version : Three 'NEW' Avanti's delivered... A Comeback Is Happening!

05-21-2017, 03:55 PM


The plan to relaunch Italy’s Piaggio Aero Industries as a civil and defense aircraft manufacturer is gaining momentum some 20 months after moving production from an aging plant in Genoa to a $150 million, clean-sheet design factory in Villanova d’Albenga, about 56 miles southwest. This past September the firm delivered the first Avanti EVO twin turboprop manufactured there, and since then has delivered two more.

05-21-2017, 05:38 PM
Your post reminds me, living a few miles north of the Greenville/Spartanburg South Carolina airport, of how our region is developing into a more diverse metropolitan region and the technology the economic expansion exposes us to. I spend lots of time outdoors, with my vehicles, garden, and animals. I take frequent breaks in my handwoven hammock, under a broad leafed "Catawba" tree. On this hill, is a good view of the sky, and various aircraft get my attention. Especially, those with distinct sounds, and shapes. There is one I see often, that has canards similar to the one pictured in your post. It appears larger than a "king Air," but a bit smaller than a Lear Jet. Due to it's frequency, I'm wondering if it is some kind of private executive turbo craft, or a courier service?

Not necessarily relevant to your post, but could it have ties to the manufacturer you reference?

Colgate Studebaker
05-21-2017, 10:14 PM
Jeff, where do you come up with this stuff? You must have leads out everywhere, LOL. Bill

05-21-2017, 10:21 PM
I read a lot. (and I move my lips when i read to myself:whome:)

Jeff, where do you come up with this stuff? You must have leads out everywhere, LOL. Bill

Commander Eddie
05-22-2017, 03:05 PM
I see the similarities in the lines. Nice they decided to go with twin engines. That will really help at Bonneville. :!!:

05-23-2017, 12:51 AM
Pretty interesting. I live near Dulles airport and one or more of these occasionally come and go. They are certainly unique looking and have a very individual engine signature.