Piaggio Extends Heavy Maintenance Schedule for Avanti I/II

 - May 20, 2013, 3:15 PM

Piaggio Aero announced a reduced maintenance program for Avanti I/IIs today at EBACE, extending the heavy inspection intervals for the twin turboprop. Under the new inspection schedule, C and D checks–previously due at 1,500 and 3,000 hours, respectively–have been stretched to 1,800 and 3,600 hours. According to Piaggio, this allows operators to align the airframe inspection schedule with that for the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-66A engines.