While the sale of the business of Piaggio Aerospace is in its final stages, an order for the new Avianti EVO has come from the United States.
Signing the purchase agreement, is from the US investment company Off The Chain Capital, based in Orlando, Florida. The company specializing in blockchain and digital assets.
The aircraft, expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022, will be fitted with an enlarged passenger entry door for better wheelchair access and arranged in a VIP configuration capable of accommodating up to six passengers.
“My first flight in a P.180 was about 15 years ago. After experiencing the large cabin, high speed, and fuel efficiency, I made it my goal to buy Piaggio”, said Brian Estes, managing partner and CIO of Off The Chain Capital. “I am very excited to have finally made this dream come true.”
“This new sale agreement once again confirms the great value not only of the Avanti EVO, the company’s ‘flagship product’, but also of the entire Piaggio Aerospace”, said Vincenzo Nicastro, Piaggio Aerospace Extraordinary Commissioner.
“In recent months – continued Nicastro – this is the third sale of an Avanti EVO in the United States: a dynamic market that confirms a strong interest in an aircraft, now in its third version, has for 30 years been a symbol of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence in the world”.
With this new agreement, the company now has an order book of 14 Avanti EVOs and the modernisation of the on-board systems of 19 P.180 operated by the Italian armed forces.