Top-Flight Private Jets
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Piaggio Avanti P180
The ride: While the Italian P180 isn’t new—the aircraft was first introduced to the market in 1990—this twin-engine turboprop, ideal for domestic flights, continues to be in high demand. Its performance and efficiency allows it to land on short airstrips where larger private jets are banned, while still including a relatively spacious 14-foot main cabin with nine fully reclining leather seats. It’s faster than many midsize jets and 40 percent more fuel efficient than its direct competitors.
Book it with… Avantair, Inc. (avantair.com) has a fleet of 56 Piaggio Avanti aircraft and a management team made up of trained pilots. Along with selling fractional ownership, the company leases planes in 50-hour increments and sells 15-, 25- and 50-hour jet cards.