Farnborough, UK
ConnectJets appointed exclusive dealer for Piaggio Aero Avanti aircraft in the UK and Ireland

ConnectJets Limited, the business aviation services provider, and Piaggio Aero Industries announced today at Farnborough Air Show that ConnectJets has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for the Avanti EVO Aircraft in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

The award of the Piaggio Aero Avanti exclusive dealership enables ConnectJets to provide potential owners and operators within the UK & Ireland a complete sales and customer support service for the all new next-generation Piaggio Aero Avanti Evo in particular.

With the Avanti Evo’s certification expected for September this year, ConnectJets are also announcing a programme of major investments, to better serve the needs of its customers, including the opening of a new sales office in Farm Street, Mayfair, London and the appointment of Dr Basia Kubicka (GT 3 Racing Driver) and Kirsty Stewart (the first female Red Arrows Pilot) as ConnectJets Ambassadors. Both Basia and Kirsty will be showcasing the Piaggio Aero Avanti during the Farnborough Air Show.

ConnectJets are committed to providing Avanti owners and operators a wide range of support services and look forward to revealing details of the first UK Authorized Service Centre soon.

Gabriella Somerville Founder and CEO of ConnectJets said: “We, at ConnectJets, are delighted to announce our exclusive dealership for the Piaggio Aero Avanti EVO, further adding to our portfolio of business aviation products and services. Here at ConnectJets we are committed to extending the enormous benefits of corporate aviation by continuing to enhance the client experience. 

The Avanti EVO is the perfect aircraft for ConnectJets, it offers understated luxury with a 5’9”high cabin, short field capability, fuel efficiency, access to some of the most challenging airports and presents the lowest carbon emissions in the business aviation sector. The Launch of the new Avanti EVO is perfectly timed with our move to London, allowing us to further exhibit the benefits of this new aircraft to the London market.” 

In conjunction with ConnectJets’ exclusive dealership for Piaggio Aero Avanti, ConnectJets has announced their move from their Surrey based operation in Fairoaks, Surrey to Farm Street, Mayfair, London. Somerville says “London is an important market for us, with this in mind we have decided to focus our sales and operational business to the centre of the capital to further promote ConnectJets and Piaggio Aero Avanti’s presence in the UK.”

“With the appointment of ConnectJets as exclusive dealer in UK and Ireland, Piaggio Aero increases its efforts in promoting the new Avanti EVO in two important European markets that offers us very high potential for sales ,” commented Giuliano Felten Piaggio Aero Senior Vice President Civil Sales. “We trust ConnectJets as one of the most competent and dynamic business aviation specialists in the British market.”

The new Avanti EVO builds on the highly renowned Avanti P.180 platform, and brings a host of improvements and upgrades to boost efficiency, reduce operating costs, provide greater levels of comfort for passengers, and be even kinder to the environment. With a maximum speed of 402KTAS, the Avanti EVO is the fastest turboprop in the world and faster than many jets – doing so at fuel economy and emissions levels significantly below that of rival aircraft. 

Avanti EVO is the latest chapter in the story of the aircraft which rewrote the rulebook on aviation elegance, design, and performance. Avanti EVO blends the very best of Italian style, peerless craftsmanship, and intelligent thinking to create an aircraft that stands alone for its values: greater range, faster climb, reduced fuel costs, a lower noise footprint, added safety systems, and and the biggest and most comfortable cabin in its class.