Madrid, Spain
Piaggio Aero attending with ENAV the World ATM Congress 2013

Piaggio Aero will be participating together with ENAV (the Italian Company providing air Traffic Control service) at the World ATM Congress taking place in Madrid from 12th to 14th February 2013.

The Canso event in Madrid represents an excellent opportunity for Piaggio Aero seeing as it provides unrivalled networking opportunities and the chance to learn the latest trends and developments in air traffic.

World ATM Congress is produced by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) in association with the Air Traffic Control Association (, and is backed by leading air navigation service providers and
industry suppliers, making it the only event organised for the industry, by the industry.

The Flight Inspection service of ENAV - the Company which manages and controls civilian air traffic in Italy - operates a fleet of 3 P.180 Flight Inspection plus an additional aircraft , to be delivered in spring 2013, which completes the total renewal of ENAV flight inspection fleet for an optimization of in flight inspections, a significant reduction of maintenance costs and a rationalization of pilot training for qualification.

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 international regulations.

The characteristics of the P180 Flight Inspection 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 operational efficiency of the P180 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 P.180 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). The aircraft is 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.

ENAV's P.180 flight Inspection fleet performs its activity by flying for approximately 2,000 hours a year in Italy while ENAV continues its expansion into foreign markets with this activity as well. The equipment of their Flight Inspection aircraft is recognized worldwide as one of the most advanced for the certification of air navigation support. 

Thanks to this, last May the Italian service provider won two international tenders in Kenya and Romania to supply Flight Inspection services with P.180 Flight Inspection aircraft fleet, for the certification and calibration of flight support system radio-electric signals, to the airports of both countries.

Visit Piaggio Aero and ENAV at World ATM Congress 2013, Feria de Madrid stand #927, Hall 9
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