An Italian twin engine turboprop aircraft, the Piaggio P.180 Avanti has the capacity for one or two crew members and up to nine passengers in a pressurized cabin. The empty weight is 7500 lb (3400 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 11,550 lb (5239 kg).
The P.180 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66 turboprops. The maximum speed is 395 knots (455 mph, 732 km/h) and the cruise speed is 320 knots (368 mph, 593 km/h). The P.180 design places the main wing behind and above the canard-like horizontal stabilizer. The aircraft features a laminar flow fuselage and has engines in pusher configuration.