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PIAGGIO P-180 Avanti

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Name P-180 Avanti
Manufacturer PIAGGIO
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Mid wing with canard front wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position On wing mounted, pusher propellers
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

PIAGGIO P-180 Avanti

PIAGGIO P-180 Avanti

PIAGGIO P-180 Avanti PIAGGIO P-180 Avanti 3D


Executive transport aircraft. In service since 1990. Modern jet like performance development by PIAGGIO and GATES LEARJET. 30 P-180 delivered until 1995 including 3 for Italian Air Force. Production restarted for 12 aircraft for Italian Air Force.

Technical Data

Wing span 14 m45.932 ft
Length 14.4 m47.244 ft
Height 3.9 m12.795 ft
Powerplant 2 x P&W PT6A-66 (850 SHP) turboprops with 5 blade propellers.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 120 kts IAS 160 kts IAS 200 kts IAS 200 kts MACH TAS 300 kts MACH IAS 250 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 120 kts
Distance 900 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.65 ROD ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 160 kts Distance 900 m
MTOW 52405,240 kg
5.24 tonnes
Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 14001,400 nm
2,592,800 m
2,592.8 km
8,506,561.686 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving P180

  • C525 / P180, south west of Sion Switzerland, 2012 (On 22 March 2013, a Cessna 525 inbound to Sion on a VFR clearance was flown into conflict with an IFR Piaggio P180 departing the same airport in compliance with its clearance and the prescribed separation between the two aircraft was lost in the vicinity of FL140. The Investigation concluded that an inappropriate ATC tactic had been employed in an attempt to achieve separation and recommended the development of a new procedure to better facilitate separation between IFR and VFR traffic in the airspace where the conflict occurred.)
  • DH8C / P180, Ottawa ON Canada, 2013 (On 1 December 2013, a small aircraft taxing for departure at night was cleared to cross an active runway and did so as a DHC8 was taking off from the same runway. Separation was significant and there was no actual risk of collision. The Investigation found that the GND controller had issued clearance to the taxiing aircraft when he had responsibility for its whole taxi route but had neither updated the aircraft status system nor directly advised of the taxiing aircraft when passing responsibility for part of its cleared route to the TWR controller who therefore remained unaware of it.)