WCAS signs for 5 Avanti EVOs at NBAA
West Coast Aviation Services has ordered five Avanti EVO turboprops. It is the first time that Piaggio has sold EVO aircraft in the US.
West Coast Aviation Services is a US based (Part 135 / Part 145) full service aviation sales and charter management company. The company’s headquarters are at John Wayne airport, Orange County, CA.
The company has also signed options on four additional aircraft. The first aircraft will be delivered straight after the NBAA, where the aircraft is being displayed.
Deliveries of the remaining firm orders and the additional options will start in Q4 2017.
“We are proud that West Coast Aviation Services has selected the Avanti EVO as an addition to their existing fleet of aircraft.”
Michael D. Hissam, Piaggio America’s president and CEO said: “We are proud that West Coast Aviation Services has selected the Avanti EVO as an addition to their existing fleet of aircraft. We look forward to partnering with WCAS to help the US Avanti EVO fleet growth.”
Gary Standel, West Coast Aviation Services president added: “I’m excited to forge this relationship with Piaggio Aerospace and look forward to include this latest addition of the Avanti EVO with its spacious interior, increased airspeed and excellent overall performance to our charter fleet.”
Renato Vaghi, Piaggio Aerospace CEO said: “Today’s agreement is a major milestone for the P.180 Avanti EVO and great news for Piaggio Aerospace. It is also an important reward for all the hard work and dedication of our employees. The United States is still the largest and most competitive market for business aviation worldwide. The announcement of this sale shows that the Avanti EVO is a great product, with unique features that can satisfy the needs of the most sophisticated customers.”