Piaggio’s Quiet MPA First Flight Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace quietly flew the first prototype of its Multirole Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in late May. The prototype MPA, an extensively modified derivative of its P.180 Avanti executive turboprop, flew for the first time on May 26, company officials tell Aviation Week. More details will not be confirmed until later this year. The prototype MPA was rolled out of the company’s Villanova d’Albenga facility last ...

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