Piaggio Aerospace (Genoa) has delivered its first P.180 Avanti EVO to an unspecified UK customer. According to its UK sales agent, the aircraft is being offered, via ConnectJets’ charter arm and the business aviation charter broker fraternity, effective this month.

“I am delighted to have concluded this sale to a private individual, who in addition to using the aircraft for their own use, is going to make this one of a kind aircraft available for third-party charter," Gabriella Somerville, Founder and Managing Director of ConnectJets, said. "There is a very strong demand for the Avanti EVO in the European charter market, with its ability to serve Europe’s shorter runways like London City Airport.”

There are currently around 220 P.180 Avanti aircraft in service.