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Encyclopedia > Piaggio Aero
Piaggio Aero Industries s.p.a.
Type Private
Founded 1848
Headquarters Genova
Website [http://www.piaggioaero.com/

Piaggio Aero Industries is an aircraft manufacturing company born from the former Rinaldo Piaggio SPA, an Italian company. The company is one of the world's oldest airplane manufacturers, and its planes have been well known from early days of aviation history. Piaggio Aero is one of the most established Italian companies, composed of two operating units based in Liguria, Italy, and it has on payroll 1.450 skilled employees. There is also two subsidiaries: Piaggio Aero France (Cannes France and Piaggio America (West Palm Beach, Florida). Image File history File links Piaggio_Aero_Logo. ... Alternate uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... An Airbus A380, currently the worlds largest airliner An aircraft is any vehicle or craft capable of atmospheric flight. ... Icarus and Daedalus Humanitys desire to fly likely dates to the first time prehistoric man observed birds, an observation illustrated in the legendary story of Daedalus and Icarus. ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ... For the annual festival, see Cannes Film Festival. ... West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


  • Piaggio P.2 (single engine low wing monoplane single seat fighter)
  • Piaggio P.3 (four engine biplane night bomber)
  • Piaggio P.6 (seaplane)
  • Piaggio P.7 (unflown high wing monoplane for the 1929 Schneider Trophy)
  • Piaggio P.8 (single engine parasol wing single seat floatplane)
  • Piaggio P.9 (single engine high wing two-seat cabin monoplane)
  • Piaggio P.10 (single engine three-seat biplane floatplane)
  • Piaggio P.11 (licence built copy of the Blackburn Lincock)
  • Piaggio P.16 (three engine heavy bomber)
  • Piaggio P.23 (four engined commercial transport (a push-pull configuration, with two pusher and two tractor propellers))
  • Piaggio P.23R (three engine racing monoplane)
  • Piaggio P.32 (twin engine bomber)
  • Piaggio P.50 (four engine heavy bomber (with two pusher and two tractor propellers))
  • Piaggio P.108 (four engine heavy bomber)
  • Piaggio P.111 (high altitude research aircraft)
  • Piaggio P.119 (single engine single seat fighter)
  • Piaggio P.136 (amphibian flying boat known as the Royal Gull in the United States)
  • Piaggio P.148 (two-seat primary/aerobatic trainer)
  • Piaggio P.149 (four/five-seat utility/liaison or two-seat trainer - produced in Germany as Focke-Wulf FWP-149D)
  • Piaggio P.150 (two seat trainer)
  • Piaggio P.166 (utility light transport known as the Albatross in South African service)
  • Piaggio PD-808 (twin jet light utility transport)
  • Piaggio P.180 Avanti, business aircraft

Genoese industrialist and politician Rinaldo Piaggio started aircraft manufacture at his Finale Ligure factory during World War I, building Caproni bombers, and F.B.A. and Macchi flying-boats under license. ... The Piaggio P.3 Pegna-designed night bomber of 1923 was a two-bay biplane with the lower wing of greater span than the upper. ... In 1927 two parallel, designs were developed to meet an Italian naval requirement for a two-seat catapult-launched seaplane. ... A truly remarkable design, the Piaggio P.7 or Piaggio-Pegna P.c. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The Piaggio P.8 was a parasol-wing single-seat floatplane. ... Dornier Do 335 push-pull aircraft. ... A British WWI-era F.E.2b pusher. ... The Piaggio P.108 was a four engined heavy bomber used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War II. It first flew in 1939 and entered service in 1942 History The only four engined aircraft to be used by the Regia Aeronautica during World War II, the P.108... Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was a German manufacturer of military aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Many of the companys successful fighter aircraft designs were slight modifications of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. ... The Piaggio PD.808 was designed by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach, California, as a business jet. ... The Piaggio P.180 Avanti is twin engine business aircraft made by Piaggio Aero. ...

External link

  • The Piaggio Aero official site

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GAMA.aero > Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (166 words)
Piaggio America, Inc., located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. headquartered in Genoa, Italy.
Piaggio was founded as a shipping company by Rinaldo Piaggio in Sestri Ponente, Italy in 1887.
Piaggio America is incorporated in the U.S. in 2000.
Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (157 words)
Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Piaggio Aero Industries is one of the world’s leading aerospace companies.
Piaggio Aero Industries was established in November 1998 when a group of shareholders, headed by Josè Di Mase and Piero Ferrari acquired the assets of the aerospace business formerly known as Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A. Today, Piaggio Aero Industries is the only company in the world to be active in both aircraft ;aero-engines and aerostructures manufacturing.
Leading technologies, expertise and commitment, combined with a constant attention to style, innovation and comfort are the embodiment of Piaggio Aero Industries’ success, a company which enjoys a primary role in business and general aviation, as well as aerospace support.
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