NBAA Convention News

Piaggio Aero Takes on Russian Market

 - October 13, 2010, 12:07 PM

Italian turboprop manufacturer Piaggio Aero, which recently announced its entry into the Brazilian market, plans to bring its business to Russia as well. The company is seeking Russian certification for its popular P.180 Avanti II twin-engine turboprop, which it expects to begin delivering in the country by April or May of next year.

Piaggio Aero has signed an agreement with Moscow-based Aviacharter, a charter-flight consolidator, to handle sales and marketing of the aircraft in Russia. Aviacharter is also the first Piaggio Aero customer in the country, having signed a letter of intent to buy two P.180 Avanti IIs as soon as the aircraft receives Russian certification.

The company is exhibiting here at the show at Booth No. 2750, and has an Avanti II at the static display at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport.