This week during the Paris Air Show Piaggio Aerospace signed two new contracts for its new generation Avanti Evo twin turboprop. Both are in the air charter business.
The new Avanti Evo seats up to 9 passengers in a cabin comparable with a midsize jet. Improvements include a 402 kt top cruise speed, much greater range, a quieter cabin than the Avanti and sea level cabin pressure up to 24,000 feet.
Zenith Aviation, based at London Biggin Hill Airport signed for an Avanti Evo and options for seven more. Zenith operates two Lear 45’s for charter, with a Citation XLS on the way.
Rozmey Air, a new company this year with charter operations in Malaysia signed for an Avanti Evo. The aircraft is planned to be based at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar.