Piaggio Aerospace delivers two aircraft to Swiss and East-African customers

News — 09.06.19

Piaggio Aerospace announced the delivery of two P.180 Avanti EVO in V.I.P. configuration respectively to a Swiss and an East-African customer

A first Avanti EVO is being delivered – through the Italy-based aviation company Orion Fly – to Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones. Sir Lindsay already owns, since a decade, the forerunner of the Avanti EVO – notably the first Avanti II manufactured by Piaggio Aerospace – currently operated by Fly Wings SA and managed from an airworthiness standpoint by Alpiwings, two Lugano-based companies.  

“I decided to go for a new P.180 after my positive experience with the first aircraft”, Sir Lindsay commented. “I chose the new generation of the P.180, the Avanti EVO, for its extended range capabilities, its environmental friendliness so appreciated by the local community, and its further improved ability to take off and land on short runways.”

In the next few days, a second Avanti EVO will perform its ferry flight from Italy to the African Continent, where the aircraft will be taken over by an undisclosed customer. In the meantime, Piaggio Aerospace is actively working at developing a support organization in the area.