CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avantair, Inc., the industry leader of fractional aircraft ownership in the light jet cabin category and the only publicly traded stand-alone private aircraft operator, announced today that it has taken delivery of the 100th Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti aircraft.
The centennial aircraft, serial #1216, was recently delivered to Avantair's headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. Avantair operates the world's largest fleet of Piaggio Aero aircraft and is the manufacturer's largest customer.
"We at Avantair are very proud to be the recipient of the 100th Piaggio P180 Avanti in the United States. Piaggio Aero is our longstanding partner and this magnificent airplane has helped us to grow our market share across all of our private aviation programs," said Steve Santo, CEO of Avantair. "Piaggio Aero's Avanti II provides exceptional comfort, speed, safety and unparalleled value to our customers and we are pleased to be the exclusive fractional and card provider of this aircraft in North America."
"Our 100th Avanti aircraft delivery in the USA is a major milestone for Piaggio Aero and a true validation of how well suited the P 180 Avanti is to the market in the United States with both private and commercial operators," said John Bingham, president and CEO of Piaggio America.
Avantair, the sole North American provider of fractional shares, leases and flight time cards in the Piaggio Avanti aircraft, and the only publicly traded stand-alone private aircraft operator, is headquartered in Clearwater, FL, with more than 500 employees. The Company offers private travel solutions for individuals and businesses traveling within its service area, which includes the continental U.S., parts of Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership. The Company currently manages a fleet of 58 aircraft. For more information about Avantair, please visit: www.avantair.com .
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SOURCE: Avantair, Inc.