Piaggio P180 Avanti 2

I would like to make a request for this, I hope you’ll all agree it’s quiet an unusual aircraft!

The Piaggio P.180 Avanti is an Italian executive transport aircraft with twin-turboprop engines mounted in pusher configuration. It seats up to nine passengers in a pressurized cabin, and may be flown by one or two pilots. The design is of three-surface configuration, having both a small forward wing and a conventional tailplane as well as its main wing, with the wing spars passing outside of the passenger cabin area.

Aircraft Info
Role Executive transport
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Piaggio Aero
First flight 23 September 1986
Introduction 30 September 1990
Status In production
Primary users Italian Air Force
Italian Army
Italian Navy
Produced 1986–present
Number built 216 delivered as of November 2011

General Specifications

Crew: 1
Capacity: 7-9
Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 sq ft)
Empty weight: 3,799 kg (8,375 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 5,488 kg (12,100 lb)
Fuel capacity: 1,271 kg (2,802 lb)
Max Landing weight : 5,216 kg (11,500 lb)
Max Zero Fuel weight : 4,445 kg (9,800 lb)
Cabin : 17.5 ft long, 5.8 ft high, 6.1 ft wide (3.5 ft floor)
Foreplane area: 2.19 m² (23.59 ft²)[10]
Horizontal stabilizer area: 3.83 m² (41.27 ft²)[10]
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66B turboprop, 630 kW (850 shp) each ISA+28C Flat Rated
Performance

Maximum speed: 741 km/h; 460 mph (400 kn) FL310 high speed cruise
Cruise speed: 589 km/h; 366 mph (318 kn) FL410 long range cruise
Minimum control speed: 185 km/h; 115 mph (100 kn) Vmca
Range: 2,797 km; 1,738 mi (1,510 nmi) 4 passengers, NBAA IFR, 100-nm alternate
Ferry range: 2,834 km; 1,761 mi (1,530 nmi)
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (41,000 ft)
Time to altitude: 10 min to FL 250
Wing loading: 343 kg/m2 (70.3 lb/sq ft)
Fuel consumption: 0.220 kg/km (0.779 lb/mi)
Power/mass: 4.33 kg/kW (7.12 lb/hp)
Takeoff (SL, ISA) : 994 m (3,262 ft)

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This is the kind of topic we need in a featured request! Full of info and specifications. You’ve earned my vote! :)

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Appreciate that!
And thank you!

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Quality topic request. Love how in-depth you went, we are lacking posts like this. Has my vote!

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Thanks Ben! Appreciate the vote, and I concur we seem to get lack of detail on many requests :(

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Favorite game airplane pretty much. It’s awesome

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It’s very unique! Glad you like it also!

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I think that there are more airplanes on the priority list, but this is still a cool aircraft! :)

It almost looks like a futuristic space shuttle…

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I must admit that I’m not a big fan of this. Just can’t stand the looks of it

I agree, we don’t have others on the lsit that are more of a priority, would be cool to have this as a priority one day XD

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One of the things I love about it :)

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It would be awesome to have this fine example of a canard arrangement. I think it’s awesome looking. But then again, I think a “push-pull” is cool too. 😂

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Pleased to hear it :) It’s not going to be for everyone but it’s something different :) Glad to see you think it’s as awesome as I do ;) @Chris_Ridgell

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In general, Infinite Flight is lacking in the turboprop department. I am not blaming anyone, just making an observation. This would make for a wonderful addition to Infinite Flight.

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Wow great info! You’ve earned my vote also! I’m a fan of this plane in X-Plane Mobile

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It’s a great aircraft, but I don’t think it would go well in Infinite Flight Live because it is such a rare aircraft IRL.

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I seen that aircraft twice recently at KFLL.

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Xplane 10 has that. Id prefer something a bit smaller like a king air (xplane has that too) but i think we need a smaller twin to close the gap between the dash and the cessna 208.cool plane though

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It’s basically only in the USA. I’ve never seen one in Australia or New Zealand, and I don’t think there would be operators in Asia.

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