Sparkle Roll Jet chairman Ji Zingzhuo (left) celebrated delivery here at Farnborough of the first P.180 Avanti II Extended Range twin-turboprop with Carlo Logli, CEO of Piaggio Aero.
SR Jet was formed by Sparkle Roll Aviation Investment, a subsidiary of China’s Sparkle Roll Investment Holdings subsidiary of China. Sparkle Roll Aviation Investment. The company ordered 10 Avanti IIs at the 2013 NBAA show. and It plans to use the twin-turboprop pusherss for a “business commuter flight service” in China, “and to be a transitional provider between civil and business aviation.”
The Extended Range Avanti II adds a permanent additional fuel tank in a portion of the closet in the lavatory. The fuel capacity is increased to 3,226 pounds from 2,826 pounds, increasing range to 1,720 nmnautical miles.