Maritime Avanti on Display at Dubai Airshow

Dubai Air Show » 2013
November 18, 2013, 10:10 AM

Both Tawazun and Mubadala are displaying models of the new maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) version of the Piaggio Avanti that is under development for Adasi, a Tawazun subsidiary. Piaggio Aero, in which Mubadala has a large stake, is developing the aircraft platform with a long-span wing and increased foreplane and tailplane area, among other changes. Sweden’s Saab has been employed to provide the mission system. The MPA will be operated by a crew of four, comprising a pilot, two sensor/system operators and a mission commander. The 950-shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines give the Avanti a 380-knot maximum cruise speed and a ceiling of 41,000 feet. On a typical low-level patrol mission 200 nm from base the MPA offers an on-station endurance of around 6.4 hours. Adasi hopes to have the first aircraft ready for delivery to an unnamed customer in late 2015.

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