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PIAGGIO AEROSPACE ,the leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business, defines and security sectors exhibited the Avanti EVO, its flagship product in business aviation at ACE 2017 at London Biggin Hill Airport and invited Solomon Mines for an exclusive demo flight.

The exclusive media event took place at Signature Flight Aviation Private Jet Lounge Biggin Hill, where a few selected journalists enjoyed an exclusive wine tasting by Tom Harrow of Honest Grapes including a 30 min private jet flight experience.  The interior is sophisticatedly made in Italy, with full leather interior throughout, mahogany wood trays and cream carpets. The flight, above the South End, was relatively quite for an aircraft of this size and is highly recommend for families and business travelers for destinations of up to 5 hours: Europe, Israel and within the US. The private jet accommodates 8 passengers and cost £5m, a variety of bespoke alterations are available upon request.

THE AVANTI EVO is the third generation of the legendary P.180 offering superior climb performance, huge fuel savings, lower emissions and the biggest stand-up cabin in class.

It combines refined Italian style and innovative technology with distinctive rear-facing propellers that offer superior climb performance and an ability to reach a maximum speed of 402 kts (463 MPH) and altitude of 41,000 ft, which is faster and quieter than most comparable jet aircraft in its class. Its aerodynamic lines and unique design contribute to a remarkably spacious whisper quiet cabin able to accommodate up to eight passengers.

Equipped with the fastest twin turboprop ever produced, the Avanti EVO achieves greater speed without compromising operating costs, running at up to 30 per cent less than a jet of the same size. Its green production process and lifestyle management process have been recognised globally in the aviation sector for its reduced impact on our planet.

Renato Vaghi, CEO of Piaggio Aerospace, said: 


“With the Avanti EVO we lead the way in business aviation, and our stakeholders will have the opportunity to experience this at first- hand. This aircraft grants a revolutionary way of travelling, combining luxury and speed with environmental care and cost saving, that Piaggio Aerospace is committed to promote globally and in the UK, where we are supported by the most excellent partner.”

ConnectJets, a boutique private Aviation Company has the exclusive sales agreement to market the innovative Italian-designed and built Avanti EVO turboprop from Piaggio Aerospace. ConnectJets provides bespoke travel solutions for HNWI’s, businesses, governments and royalty, including jet and helicopter charter and sales.

Gabriella Somerville, CEO of ConnectJets, said:

“Having established our first sale in the UK market we are delighted to be receiving huge demand for this revolutionary aircraft; with issues of environmental impact and air quality drawing increasing media and public attention, the introduction of the pioneering Avanti

EVO to UK skies could not have come at a better time, signposting a more sustainable way forward for the private aviation sector."

Tom Harrow, an aviation sommelier and renowned wine expert, provided on the day an exclusive wine tasting and an introduction to the Kosher Pontet-Labrie Club in collaboration wit creator of Le Dôme, Château Teyssier, Saint-Emilion and World's End, Napa Valley: JONATHAN MALTUS OBE with the supervision of Rabbi Padwa from London Beth Din Kashrut Devision. The Club, offering some of the finest Kosher wines in the world (scoring 96 points from barrel) currently has only 15 founder membership left at £5,760.

The aim of the club is to provide wine connoisseurs with the best kosher wine worldwide.

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Solomon Mines kindly wish to thank JEFF BACALL of for inviting us to the exclusive demo flight of Piaggio Aerospace Avanti Evo 180 Jet.

Steven Spielberg 

Tomer Ben, CEO & Founder of Solomon Mines with Nancy Spielberg

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