Piaggio: Avanti Announcement Premature

 - October 25, 2006, 6:28 AM

Although Piaggio named two new completion centers for the Avanti at the NBAA Convention last month, Tom Appleton, president and CEO of Piaggio America, told AIN at press time that the announcement was “premature” and the companies are still working out the details. The announcement at the NBAA Convention said that Jet Aviation of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jet Works Aviation of Denton, Texas, would do completions for single buyers of individual Avantis, and that Stevens Aviation of Greenville, S.C., previously the only authorized Avanti completion center, would be the “primary completion center for fleet aircraft.”