Italian aircraft producer Piaggio Aerospace has sold and delivered a new Avanti Evo to Centoco Holding Corporation, a group headquartered in Ontario, Canada.
The Avanti Evo was produced in 2018 and used until now for marketing activities and demo flights in the USA. According to the sale agreement, the Italian manufacturer will still keep the option to lease back the Avanti Evo for its commercial needs in North America.
Anthony Toldo, chairman of Centoco Holding Corporation, said, “I have been looking with interest at this distinctive, Italian aircraft since its entry into service. Not only is it the fastest turboprop, but it has incredibly low operational costs and is eco-friendly.”
Vincenzo Nicastro, commissioner of Piaggio Aerospace, added, “After the recent announcements of new orders on the Avanti Evo, the decision of Mr Toldo to choose our aircraft is a clear sign that there is a growing interest, especially in North America, around the Avanti Evo and its unmatched performances. We have now a clear perception that we are doing the right things to rebuild trust around the company and its future.”
Centoco also hopes to use the jet for commercial purposes under an AOC. This will be the first Avanti Evo to be based in Canada, a country where seven Avantis are currently operated.