Piaggio and the future of the Avanti

A press release issued by Piaggio Aerospace on 28 July caused anxiety for owners and operators of the Avanti Evo twin. The statement referred to a new “industrial plan” that would see the manufacturer focus mainly on military programmes. The company cited the fact that it had been “severely impacted by the contraction of the business aviation market” as the reason for this shift of focus. The company announced on 24 August that CEO Carlo Logli was stepping down with immediate effect to be replaced by an interim head. Logli had sought to reassure owners by confirming that the company would continue the Avanti programme and its support.

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