Piaggio P-180 "Avanti" 

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Piaggio P-180 Avanti / Range 1,509 nm (1,737 mi)  / Cruise Speed - 395 kn, 455 mph   /  Up to nine passengers
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Specifications

Crew......................................... 2
Seating Capacity.................................... up to nine passengers
Length.................................................. 14.41 m (47 ft 3 in)
Wingspan............................................. 14.03 m (46 ft 0 in)
Height.................................................. 3.97 m (13 ft 0 in)
Cruising speed........................................
395 kn, 455 mph
Empty Weight.........................  7,500 lb
 Maximum Loaded Weight....................  11,550 lb
Service Ceiling...................................... 41,010 ft
Range ....................................
1,509 nm (1,737 mi)
Engines.............  2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66 turboprop, 634 kW (850 shp) each

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Piaggio P-180 Avanti

The Piaggio P-180 Avanti is a Luxury Jetprop. Its design is the result of a "thinking outside the box" project 
philosophy. It means that building techniques are standard while aerodynamics are unique for it's kind. It features a 
three lifting surface design, laminar flow wing and twin pusher turboprop configuration. Passenger comfort 
features the posibility of standing in feet inside the plane, low noise due to pusher propellers and "Pininfarina" 
designed arrangement. Performances are unique too, cruising at 395 KTAS (260 KIAS) at 
28000 ft, a jet-like speed, being the P-180 a twin turboprop. The result is a 40% reduced operational cost respect 
to a jet of similar size, and 30% less respect to a similar size turboprop, all at same price of a small Jet.

Piaggio Aerospace, formerly Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A., is an aerospace
manufacturing company headquartered in Genoa, Italy. Its origins date back to the
former Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A. company, making it one of the world's oldest airplane manufacturers.

As of 2011, 216 aircraft have been produced. Unit cost = $7 million (ea).