Ciao, paisano. If the new Avanti II had rearview mirrors, its pilots could watch every other turboprop business aircraft disappear in its wake. That's nothing new for the Genoa jet-prop. The first-generation Avanti, dating back to 1990, also could speed by all prop-driven competitors. The Avanti II, equipped with more powerful engines, just widens the lead by at least 10 to 15 knots. Pilots can expect maximum cruise speeds of 400 KTAS at FL 310 at mid-weights assuming standard-day ...

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