- 12 May 2021
- Matt Harris
- Engines - BizAv
If you’re shopping in the market for a fast, spacious, twin-engine turboprop, the Piaggio Avanti II will probably be near the top of your wish list. As an upgrade on the original Piaggio Avanti P180, the Piaggio Avanti II was first certified in 2005, and remained in production until 2014 when it was replaced by the Avanti EVO.
Equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, the Piaggio Avanti II incorporates two PT6A-66B powerplants, which were upgraded from the PT6A-66 powerplants used on the P180 model.
How much does a Piaggio Avanti II Turboprop cost?
AvBuyer Opinion: If you’re looking for Light Jet speed and cabin volume in a Turboprop aircraft, look no further than the Piaggio Avanti II. In addition to offering passenger comfort through its enviable cabin space, the position of the PT6A-66B engines, mounted towards the aft of the fuselage in a pusher configuration, contribute to a remarkably quiet cabin environment.
Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker
Six passengers can fly on the Piaggio Avanti II in executive configuration.
Piaggio built 129 Avanti II turboprops. Currently there are 124 in operation, according to JETNET (July 2021). Five aircraft have been retired from the fleet.
You can find Piaggio Avanti II turboprops for sale via AvBuyer’s P-180 Avanti II page.
You can also search for dealers who specialize in the model. Specialist dealers will offer a deep knowledge of the Piaggio Avanti marketplace; context on the price of a particular aircraft compared to others on the market; identify aircraft that have yet to reach the open market; and will help you achieve the best value for your money.
Yes, you can charter a Piaggio Avanti II first to help decide whether it’s the best turboprop for you. Chartering will give you a better idea of the aircraft’s range capability, whether the baggage space meets your needs, and, most importantly how comfortable the aircraft is when carrying your typical passenger load.
There are two engine maintenance program choices for operators of Piaggio Avanti II aircraft: Pratt & Whitney Canada provides ESP program coverage for its PT6A-66B engines. Third-party hourly maintenance cost program providers (such as JSSI) also provide coverage.