Banagalore, India
Piaggio Aero at Aero India 2011

Piaggio Aero will attend the Aero India Airshow in Bangalore from 9th to13th February 2011. Visitors will see the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II aircraft operated by Taj Air.

Aero India 2011, the biennial air show organized by the Ministry of Defence in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The tenth edition of Asia's leading air show organized by the Department of Defence Production will be held at Yelahanka Air Force Station and will attract aerospace and defence majors from across the world. Innovative technology, latest equipment, newer products will mark Aero India 2011. Piaggio Aero in partnership with Taj Air will display its P180 Avanti II Executive aircraft on the possible configuration of the twin engines turboprop which is also manufactured in aero ambulance, Surveillance and Flight Inspections versions.

The Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II is the only multiutility/Executive aircraft with the speed of a jet and the economics of a turboprop. In terms of outright fuel efficiency, lowering operating costs without sacrificing performance or environmental responsibility and less fuel burn means lower carbon emissions.

Aero India visitors will be attracted by the innovative shape of the Piaggio Aero' s aircraft: the main feature of the Avanti II is the patented three-lifting-surface configuration, which allows a 34-per-cent reduction in total wing area over conventional designs, together with a non-cylindrical, low-drag fuselage shape. 

And while the aircraft's surface appearance may look very different to what the industry is accustomed to, Piaggio Aero has been quick to assure users that both pilots and maintenance engineers will find much onboard that is familiar, including well-known and widely used control systems, 95 per cent aluminum construction and conventional flight controls. It is equipped with a fully digital, automatic flight control and displays the latest generation Pro Line 21' avionics system, the most advanced on the market today.

Piaggio Aero is represented in India also by Taj Air offering a professional Avanti II aircraft dealer network, a convenient and efficient aircraft support and first class services. The establishment of the Avanti II service center is at the Taj Air main facility located at the Mumbai International Airport.

Taj Air is part of Tata Group which participates also in Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Tata Limited, a U.K based subsidiary of Tata Sons, has been representing Tata Sons in Europe since 1907, and acquired in October 2008 approximately one third stake of Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. becoming one of the primary shareholders, alongside Ferrari and Di Mase families and Mubadala Development Company..

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