Beijing, China
Piaggio Aero at the International Flight Inspection Symposiun in Beijing

Piaggio Aero will attend the International Flight Inspection Symposium to be held in Beijing ( China ) from June 21 to June 25 2010

The International Flight Inspection Symposium offers a platform for cooperation and exchanges of flight inspection organizations from all countries and regions. Here It’s discussed how to improve flight inspection to better serve airspace navigation, airspace availability and flight safety. The Symposium also provides a chance for all exhibitors to display their new products and technologies in the development of aerospace industry. The flight inspection community will bring in more opportunities and write a new chapter in flight inspection history.

Piaggio Aero Industries is proud to present at IFIS the certification the new Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II “ Flight Inspetion” aircraft, announcing also the first delivery to ENAV, the Italian Company which provides air Traffic Control service,
ENAV manages the safety and regulation of air navigation and also oversees in-flight route inspection and airport radio measurement (VOR, DME, ILS etc.)to ensure the accuracy and compliance of the transmissions with internationally recognised regulations. They have their own fleet of aircraft and this new Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II aircraft adds to one ENAV had previously acquired. Both aircraft are equipped with the very latest generation NSM UNIFIS 3000 technology.

The characteristics of the P180 Avanti II aircraft, equipped with the most advanced navigation systems, enable safe flight operations at low and high altitudes during a variety of weather conditions, and have made it the ideal airplane for "Flight Inspection" operations as required by current radio regulations ICAO / NATO.

The P180 Avanti II can be equipped with state of the art systems such as the UNFIS 3000 designed and manufactured by NSM (Norwegian Special Mission) and AeroFIS by Aerodata AG creating a best in class aircraft for special missions’ usage.

The operational efficiency of the P180 Avanti II platform with, its state of the art systems, is designed to ensure accurate flight inspection of all aspects of radio, radar, sight procedures and assistance installed in Italy and the European Union.

The turboprop Piaggio Aero P1.80 Avanti II has a range of 1470 nautical miles IFR delivering up to 5 hours flight time ; a top speed of 402 kts (463 mph,745 km/h),a climb rate of 844 meters (2532 feet) per minute and a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet (12,500 meters).
This performance while similar to a jet returns 40 % lower fuel consumption with greater operational efficiency and much lower CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The aircraft is also certified for rapid landing procedures, an essential factor in missions for radio measurement and the calibration of airport control systems.

The efficiency of this service and these special mission aircraft, which confirm aircrafts compliance with international standards for radio signals on approach and during instrumental flight, enables the air transport system to operate safely

Visit Piaggio Aero at IFIS 2010, International Beijing Convention Center, Booth 32