Piaggio PD.808

Corporate / Utility Aircraft

Piaggio PD-808GE © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piaggio PD.808 is a twin-engined ten-seat corporate and utility aircraft developed by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company and produced by the Italian manufacturer Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A. (today Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A.).
Designed as a corporate aircraft, the PD.808 served as a military utility aircraft. All but two series aircraft were operated by the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare). The PD.808 served as an electronic warfare platform also.
Crew2
Passengersmax. 9
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelPiaggio / Rolls-Royce Viper Mk 526
Engine Power (each)14,7 kN3300 lbf
Speed852 km/h460 kts
  529 mph
Service Ceiling13.716 m45.000 ft
Range2.100 km1.134 NM
1.305 mi.
Empty Weight4.198 kg9.255 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.165 kg18.001 lbs
Wing Span13,20 m43 ft 4 in
Wing Area20,9 m225 ft
Length12,85 m42 ft 2 in
Height4,80 m15 ft 9 in
First Flight29.08.1964
Production Statusout of production
Total Production29
ICAO CodeP808
Data for (Version)Piaggio PD-808
VariantsPD.808VIP, PD.808ECM, PD.808TA, PD.808RM, PD.808GE