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Old 10th Apr 2017, 05:59
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Due to Avantair's shifty practices of borrowing parts between planes etc to keep them airworthy, the FAA revoked the Airworthiness Certificate on all the ex-Avantair P180's until they'd had a thorough review by a DAR. I think most, if not all, are over that hurdle now, but that could account for the 5 that never made it back into service.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 18:37
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Any word on whatever happened to S. Santos and company ?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 19:07
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Originally Posted by DALMD-11
Any word on whatever happened to S. Santos
Now selling diet supplements.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 07:46
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Spoke to an Avanti operator today. They have 4 of them, but selling the oldest one. Itís actually for sale for under a million, which is pretty cheap. Yes, I did dream about it, but no, still way too much for me.

They have it on a part 135 here in the US. He said the customers love it, as itís almost stand cabin up and super quiet. They much prefer it, even to some jets. I asked about maintenance etc and he said the plane doesnít really break down anymore than anything else, but when it does the US service centers only have stocked parts for it about 50% of the time. So, he said sometimes you have to wait for a part to get shipped from Italy, which takes longer. On average he said itís about 5 days to get a part. He also said parts are about 15-20% more expensive than on a their CJ. Also, he said that it doesnít have great range, due to thin wings. He said itís a 1000nm plane, maybe 1100nm if pushed.

I still want one. Bad.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 18:16
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Thought the Avanti range would be more. Guess it depends on how many pax and FL.
The production of the Avanti Evo has moved to a brand new factory at Albenga Airport in 2016, with new service solutions for parts and support, even for the older models (eight U.S. service centers).
Indeed, that's a dream airplane. Let us know if you buy that one
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