As part of the expansion of its fleet, the UAE Air Force and Air Defense announced at the Paris Air Show that it was purchasing two Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II planes.
The UAE Air Force did extensive evaluation of various models and looked at the usual things such as reliability, cost etc. but here are the deciding factors:
* Multi-purpose facilities
* Piaggio’s ongoing relationship through training
* Speed for evacuations
* Ambulance facility
* Spacious stand-up cabin
* Environmentally efficient
* Cabin Configuration options
Take a Virtual Tour
Check out the Piaggio Aero web site and the P180 Avanti pages, see the comparisons and go for a virtual tour of the cabin.
Then watch a short video or two of the plane doing some aerobatics.
It will make you want to say, ‘Bravo!’
Paris Air Show, Flight Global, 15 June 2009.
The UAE Air Force Selects Piaggio Aero, AMEInfo, 15 June 2009
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Glimpses of the new UAE purchases from Genoa, Italy.
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