GENEVA — Piaggio Aero has announced the launch of the third-generation Avanti EVO, the world’s fastest civil turboprop in production. While its claimed top cruise speed remains unchanged at 402 kt. true airspeed (KTAS), EVO should be able to fly more than 50 mi. farther than Avanti II because of reduced drag. A new optional 390-lb. extended range fuel tank will boost range from 1,470 nm to more than 1,720 nm. The drag reduction results in 3% lower fuel consumption with a ...


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