China grants Piaggio P180 Avanti a type certificate


Aircraft can now be registered in China and Hong Kong

Piaggio Avanti flyingPiaggio Aero has announced at the NBAA that its P.180 Avanti and  Avanti II aircraft have received their type certificate, from the China Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC).

“We are really happy to have achieved Chinese  certification for the P.180 Avanti II; this now opens the way for the Avanti II for one of the most promising markets of the world ,” said  Piero Ferrari, Piaggio Aero chairman. “Piaggio Aero is fully committed to making quality products available around the world and both China mainland and Hong Kong represent high potential markets for the P.180 Avanti II in both its executive and special mission versions.”

Ferrari added, “The P.180 Avanti II by virtue of its low operating costs, gives us a unique advantage in the market and allows us to offer Chinese customers economics, performance and operation that were not previously available. We are proud to become part of this growing economy.”

“Piaggio Aero has developed a strong working relationship with the CAAC and we are satisfied to have achieved the Chinese certification on schedule,” said Eligio Trombetta, general manager of Piaggio Aero.

“After Brazilian and Russian certification obtained last year and the Indian certification gained two years ago, receiving the type certificate validation for China allows  Piaggio Aero to continue our  international expansion into the BRIC Countries. We are  really proud to be able to offer such a well suited aircraft to China.”

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