Launched a few months back at the EBACE 2014 event in Geneva, Switzerland, the Piaggio Avanti Evo aircraft is the world’s fastest twin turboprop in production presently, since it can reach a top speed of 460mph. The aircraft is based on the Avanti P.180 model but flaunts a generous amount of improvements concerning comfort, efficiency and eco-friendliness. As far as range is concerned, the Avanti Evo is able to cover a distance of 1,980 miles, all thanks to a new set of five-blade Hartzell scimitar propellers complemented by improved winglets.
Since Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company decided to acquire a large share of the company, Piaggo has seen some radical improvements in its support and service areas. With the first order for the Avanti Evo almost complete, Piaggio can expect to gain much more popularity during the following years and stands to make a decent profit, especially if we consider the rather spicy $7.4 million price tag that accompanies this new flying machine. With accommodations for up to 9 passengers in its roomy cabin, this fast, luxurious and environmentally friendly aircraft is definitely on the right track to success.