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Piaggio Aerospace gets new Avanti Evo aircraft order from French customer

Its delivery by the second quarter of 2023

French Operator Oyonnair, a company specializing in medical and cargo transportation, has signed today an order –through its financial arm Investairs- for the purchase of a new P-180 Avanti EVO, the executive aircraft produced by Piaggio Aerospace.

The new P-180, which is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2023, will be set up in medevac configuration, with an enlarged door (from 24 to 29 inches wide) and an additional fuel tank, to offer better performance and mission flexibility.

Oyonnair, founded in Lyon in 1990, started operating its first P-180 in 2015. With this order, Oyonnair’s P.-180 fleet reaches eight units.

"Piaggio Aerospace is grateful to Oyonnair for the renewed trust into the Avanti EVO, the company’s flagship product, and Piaggio Aerospace itself", said Vincenzo Nicastro, Piaggio Aerospace’s Extraordinary Commissioner. "Now that we are definitively close to identifying a new owner, such an announcement confirms that the company is healthy and ‘on the market’, ready to further unleash its potential".

Piaggio Aerospace is one of the main players in the world for executive turboprops, both in VIP and special mission configurations. The company operates from its aerospace centre in Villanova d’Albenga, Italy, while its Customer Service Department is based in Genoa. In December 2018, the company entered the Extraordinary Administration procedure by appointing Nicastro as Extraordinary Commissioner. The same applied later to its subsidiary Piaggio Aviation.

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