Susi Air triples its Italian wings


Singapore 9th  Februrary 2010   Susi Air and Piaggio Aero Industries  announced today, at the end of the Singapore Air Show, the agreement for two additional  P.180 Avanti II delivered to Indonesia.   Susi Air ordered 2  P.180 Avanti II and signed an agreement for 1 further option.

The 2 new  Avanti II have been selected by Susi Air after an extensive evaluation process that took into consideration the performance, the efficiency and the reliability on the first Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II  aircraft operated by Susi Air since July 2009. The new P.180 Avanti II  aircraft will join Susi Air existing fleet in first quarter 2010.

Susi Pudjiastuti, founder, owner and CEO of Susi Air , said: "We are pleased to announce that Susi Air has decided to grow its fleet with 2 new Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II. Our choice was predominantly based on the requirements of our customers, the Piaggio Aero aircraft  will allow  us to increase frequency and enter new routes at the lowest possible costs, while offering our passengers a high  level of comfort. We have been very  satisfied operating our first P.180 and after a careful analysis of current and future needs. We concluded   that the P.180 Avanti II is well suited for this purpose.. Thanks to its unique design and characteristics, we  feel that the  Piaggio Aero  P-180 Avanti II is the ideal aircraft for all our different  applications ".

“We are very pleased that Susi Air has chosen two Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti to enhance its fleet of aircraft dedicated to executive and Med Evac transport. It’s a sign of the satisfaction found amongst  the selective customers of  Susi Air  with the Piaggio Aero aircraft operated by this successful Indonesian operator since 2009. It makes us particularly proud that this agreement confirms the customer satisfaction with our aircraft  and the appreciation, all over the world, of the high technology of products Made in Italy” said Alberto Galassi ,  Piaggio Aero CEO. “We know that The  P.180 Avanti II was selected by Susi Air thanks because of its  unmatched operational flexibility, cost efficiency, performance and also because it is the most environmentally friendly airplane in business aviation” remarked Mr Galassi

Susi Air is a scheduled and charter airline based in Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia. The company currently operates from 4 main bases across the Indonesian archipelago. Established in late 2004 by husband and wife team Susi Pudjiastut and Christian Von Strombeck , it was originally setup to transport the fisheries cargo of sister company PT ASI Pudjiastuti.
Also during the recent  Indian Ocean earthquake  Susi Air aircraft were very quickly pressed into service transporting equipment and medicine for aid agencies. With 30 aircraft currently in operation,  and further 2  Piaggio Aero Avanti II, Susi Air has become  the largest private operator in Indonesia . In addition to the executive services Susi Air launched scheduled flights , survey  services, freight services  and Flight Training Center in  Pangandaran as the first step to establish a world class flight training center in Indonesia.

The Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti  II offers the speed of a light jet aircraft, the comfort of a large, quiet, midsize Jet  and real stand-up cabin, with fuel efficiencies that are nearly 40% higher than most business jets. Additionally because of the aircraft's excellent takeoff and landing performance and perfect pressurization, the Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II is one of the most widely used aircraft for public services such as an air ambulance and air rescue which were a vital service  that Susi Air provided after the recent  earthquake in the Sumatra Island supported by Piaggio Aero pilots and technical personnel.