Italian MoD formalises order with Piaggio Aerospace for the purchase of six new Avanti EVOs
Guerini, the Italian Minister of Defence,
had announced it last October, just after having signed the relevant Decree.
Today, the much-awaited order has been eventually formalized: Piaggio Aerospace, the Italian aircraft
manufacturer currently attending EBACE in Geneva (Switzerland), will provide
the Italian Armed Forces with six new P.180 Avanti EVOs, which will add to the
nine sold in December 2019 and currently under production.
contract further improves the Company’s portfolio, just when the deadline for
potential investors to submit the binding offers to purchase Piaggio
Aerospace’s business assets is approaching”, said Piaggio Aerospace’s Extraordinary Commissioner Vincenzo Nicastro.
“Meanwhile we are working actively on the private customers’ market, too, in
order to consolidate their interest in our aircraft”.
- signed by the Directorate of
Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness and Mr Nicastro - is worth
approximately 55 million euro and requires the Company to produce and deliver
the six aircraft within the next two years. The new Avanti Evo’s will be
provided with those technical upgrades that had already been outlined in the
previous contract and that are now in their very last stage of development or
have already been fine-tuned by the Italian company’s engineers.
of these new Avanti Evo’s partially replaces the retrofitting of the eighteen
P.180s currently in use by the Italian Carabinieri, Army, Navy and Air
agreement brings Piaggio Aerospace’s Avanti Evo order portfolio to 17 units,
while the total backlog amounts approximately to 446 euros million as of
December 31, 2021.