Piaggio says it has a fully approved path to put P.180 Avantis grounded by the collapse of Avantair back into the sky, and that the first recertified aircraft already has been returned to its owner. When it went out of business, Avantair had a fleet of 56 Avantis, of which Piaggio believes 45 remain airworthy. “We now have a process agreed [to] with the FAA to have inspection teams flown in from Italy, carefully assess each aircraft, determine any shortcomings and have them rectified at ...


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