Piaggio Aerospace opens new facility in Italy


Piaggio Aerospace Villanova d'Albenga facility

Piaggio Aerospace has opened its new centre of excellence at Villanova d’Albenga in Italy.

The company has inaugurated the centre in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, numerous civilian and military authorities.

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Strategically located for direct access to the airport of Villanova d’Albenga the site hosts a state-of-the-art industrial plant which allows the manufacturer to design, develop and manufacture aircraft in one facility,

The facility will build high-performance aircraft for business aviation and special missions like the Avanti EVO, the third generation of the Avanti turboprop.

Alberto Galassi, chairman of Piaggio Aerospace, said: “This is an extraordinary day for Piaggio Aerospace as we celebrate an event that is the end of one journey and the start of a new one. The inauguration of this innovative plant at Villanova d’Albenga is the finishing line of a journey that raises all of our standards – from manufacturing efficiency to product quality. At the same time, it is the departure point for a new drive towards excellence in all the sectors in which the company is involved. In addition to our Shareholders, Mubadala and Piero Ferrari, our thanks must go to everyone who supported this project and enabled its implementation.”

Carlo Logli, chief executive officer of Piaggio Aerospace, added: “Today, Piaggio Aerospace inaugurates a centre of excellence that is in equal parts Italian, European and global. It will develop the most advanced technologies, placing us among the most avant-garde companies in the sector. From this manufacturing plant, Piaggio Aerospace can drive towards a future with strong growth of its portfolio, investments in technologies and the confidence of our shareholders.”

The total investment of the new facility was over €140 million.