the most recent piaggio avanti P.180 twin turboprop, made in italy, is now is flying in the united states, with a recent delivery at john wayne airport in orange county, california. the ‘P.180’ airplane is known for its aerodynamic performance from its three-lifting-surface configuration, placing the main wing towards the rear of the fuselage, a smaller wing at the nose, also known as a canard, provides extra lift and efficiency, while a third wing is mounted on the tail. combined with powerful turboprop engines, the aerodynamic boost lets the ‘evo’ cruise at speeds up to 463 mph (793 km/h) for more than 1900 miles (3000 km).

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piaggio’s third generation of the ‘P.180 twin turboprop’ airplane is quieter and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors, plus its service and support network has also been improved. it now features five-blade scimitar propellers to boost performance, added safety + security systems, plus comfortable cabin layout options. with its ceiling standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, the custom interior is roomy for eight people in car-like iacobucci leather seats that can fully recline and rotate, sleek fold-down tables, adjustable lighting, room for additional baggage, plus smartphone connectivity. highly restricted noise levels, and a cabin altitude of just 6,600 feet, allows passengers to relax in a peaceful ambience.

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