Piaggio Aero and CAEA sign contract with SR Air
SR Air purchases two Piaggio P.180 Avanti II turboprops with options at NBAA.
Piaggio Aero and CAEA (Beijing) Aviation Investment Company, Piaggio’s agent in China, signed a sale contract with SR Air for two Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft plus eight options at NBAA in Las Vegas today. Both turboprops are scheduled to be delivered in March 2014.
“We believe that the unmatched performance and unique appeal of our aircraft will become more and more recognized, especially in China, which offers a huge potential for business aviation” says Giuliano Felten, Piaggio Aero deputy general manager and chief commercial officer
Xingzhuo Ji, president and executive director of SR Air says that the Piaggio P.180 Avanti II will increase SR Air’s competitiveness. “This unique aircraft differs from traditional turboprop aircraft, as this is the exclusive aircraft which has the cruising altitude, speed, climb performance and cabin comfort of a jet aircraft, but costs the price and has the operating cost of a typical turboprop,” he adds.
The Piaggio P.180 Avanti II can carry up to four passengers for a maximum distance of 1,720 nautical miles on routes such as Beijing to Hainan or from Las Vegas, NV to Jacksonville, FL.