Piaggio appoints New Zealand Rep


FINANCE / ASIA | 05/09/2017

Italian OEM Piaggio Aerospace has appointed Airflite as its exclusive sales representative for Australia and New Zealand. The agreement was signed earlier this week.

According to a company statement, the commercial agreement strengthens the ongoing partnership between Piaggio Aerospace and Airflite in the business aviation sector and is aimed at consolidating the regional presence of the Avanti EVO, Piaggio Aerospace’s flagship product, in both its business and special mission configurations. Airflite has served as the Piaggio Aerospace Maintenance Center for the Asia Pacific region for several years, and the new agreement builds upon this relationship.

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“We are delighted to have been chosen by Piaggio Aerospace as its regional representative,” commented Airflite General Manager Kristian Constantinides. “The Avanti EVO is an aircraft that is well suited to this part of the world due to its fuel efficiency, cabin comfort and jet-like speed. Its versatility is a significant attraction for the market, as the Avanti EVO can be utilized for corporate or special mission applications including specialized aeromedical operations. This aircraft is an exciting addition to Airflite’s activities in the region.”

“Australia and New Zealand are priority markets for Piaggio Aerospace’s further development,” added Piaggio Aerospace CEO Renato Vaghi. “With its expert team and extended network, Airflite represents an ideal partner with which to promote excellence in business aviation, and the new agreement will significantly boost regional awareness of our state-of-the-art Avanti EVO. The Avanti EVO aircraft corresponds perfectly with Australian and New Zealand market requirements of efficiency and speed, as well as the specific ability to land on short or even semi-prepared runways, allowing access to peripheral airports.”