Italian general aviation company Vulcanair is gearing up to deliver the first A-Viator twin-engine turboprop to an unnamed customer early in the second quarter. The Casoria, Naples-based airframer plans to deliver three aircraft this year - the remaining two A-Viators will be handed over to Vulcanair´s Australian distributor which has sold the aircraft to mining companies for personnel transport - and 10 aircraft a year thereafter. The $ 1.9 million 330hp (245kW) Rolls-Royce 250 B17C-powered A-Viator is an upgraded version of the AP68-TP600 Viator originally manufactured by Partenavia, the assets of which Vulcanair bought in 1998.
The A-Viator is the "missing link" between light piston aircraft and larger pressurised turbine and very light jets and is targeted at the corporate, owner flyer and aerial work markets.
According to Flightglobal.com