São Paulo
Felipe Massa Guest of Honour at the launch event of the P.180 Avanti II in Brazil

Piaggio Aero celebrated the launch of the P.180 Avanti II in the Brazilian Market during a lifestyle event at Congonhas airport in Sao Paolo. Guest of Honour has been Felipe Massa, the Scuderia Ferrari’s Formula one pilot. 

Felipe is the first Brazilian VIP frequent flyer of the P.180 Avanti II . The Scuderia Ferrari pilot entertained the audience with a speech on his experience on the P.180 which he flies personally or with the Scuderia Ferrari. The team has chosen the P.180 Avanti II since the year 2000. 

The evening has been hosted by Piaggio Aero and Algar, the new exclusive dealer of the P.180 Avanti II aircraft in Brazil. More than 200 guests attended the P.180 Avanti II launch event in Sao Paolo and large interest in Piaggio Aero has been expressed by the Brazilians. 

With a unique, contemporary and bold design, the Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II is the fastest and most advanced twin-engine turboprop in the world ideally made for the Brazilian market and for all medium range Latin American destination. 
The aircraft, which can carry up to nine passengers, is capable of flying at a maximum speed of 402 kts, 745 km/h. It has a range of more than 2,700 kilometers and can fly up to a flight ceiling of 41,000 feet. The full stand up cabin is the most spacious, comfortable and quiet in its class. 

The Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II aircraft has received both type and production certificates, from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority - Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Algar and Piaggio Aero have announced that the first P180 Avanti II aircraft customer delivery to Brazil will occur during September 2011.