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ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Italy new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the first time in Italy at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport on Wednesday evening. ITA Airways’ A350 cabin is configured in a two-class layout, with 334 seats comprising 33...

URANO - a project for including drones in Italy national air traffic management system

URANO is a research project funded by the Italian Space Agency with the technical assistance of ENAV, implemented by Telespazio in partnership with Leonardo. Guaranteeing adequate safety standards and the utmost precision at every stage in flight with satellite navigation systems, particularly Galileo, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), integrated in...

New partnership to develop urban air mobility in Italy - Airbus and ITA Airways

Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility in Italy. Two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions. The agreement foresees a joint approach toward local mobility stakeholders in order to onboard additional partners for the safe and sustainable...

Shaping the future of IFR aviation training with the Tecnam P-Mentor

Welcome a new, revolutionary aircraft into the General Aviation arena – a model named P-Mentor by TECNAM . With the Type Certificate issued on April 7, 2022, the P-Mentor sees its official birth date. The aircraft will be showcased for a worldwide premiere at AERO Friedrichshafen at Tecnam Stand No. A4-319. “Mentor: an experienced and trusted person you rely on to give you advi...

A milestone in green aviation - Tecnam P2010 H3PS Hybrid Aircraft takes to the skies

New P2010 H3PS hybrid aircraft for the first time back on December  21st, 2021, at precisely 3:54 pm CET. It is a result of collaboration between Tecnam Aircraft, Rolls-Royce and Rotax specialized teams.The Permit to Fly was issued by ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority. The flight was performed by Tecnam’s Chief Experimental Test Pilot Lorenzo De Stefano, with Tecnam,...

Tecnam P2010 TDI now FAA certified

FAA has awarded full Type Certificate to the Tecnam P2010 TDI with the number A00066CE for Part 23 of the FAA Regulations. The P2010 airframe, with its wide, composite, fuselage design and the all-metal wing and stabilator, has proven to be the perfect platform to match the Diesel engine performance and capabilities. The consolidated comfort, 3rd door back seat accessibility, safety and...

What VoloCity will look like - Fiumicino Airport to Rome zero emissions in 20 minutes

From Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes, and with zero emissions in flight. This is one of the main advantages of VoloCity, the innovative air taxi created by the German company Volocopter, which will be on display in Piazza San Silvestro, in the heart of Rome, from 2 to 4 November.  The new vehicle is scheduled to take-off wi...

Bringing electric Air Taxis to Italy - Atlantia, Aeroporti di Roma, and Volocopter

Volocopter the infrastructures’ holding company Atlantia and Aeroporti di Roma, the largest airport operator in Italy, announced their partnership today to bring electric air taxis to Rome. Alongside the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and ENAV, the companies are pushing for sustainable innovation in aviation.  Urban air mobility will be part of the solution for heavily...

Volotea wins territorial continuity for Sardinian routes

Volotea will operate a total of six routes connecting Sardinia to the mainland for at least seven months. Flights will start this Friday, October 15th until May 14th, 2022. The company will connect Cagliari, Olbia, and Alghero with Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Volotea will open its third Sardinian base in Alghero, in addition to the Cagliari and Olbia bases. The regi...

Agusta - the height of sophistication and technology for the VIP helicopter sector

Leonardo launched a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market, as it pioneers new advanced and sustainable air mobility solutions in the vertical flight domain. Today Agusta becomes the brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive transport rotorcraft sphere...

SIRIO achieves renewal of IS-BAO Stage 3 registration

Sirio S.p.A announced it has successfully achieved renewal of the Stage 3 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™), which it now holds continuously since 2015. The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended voluntary co...

First ALSIM AL250 simulator in Italy

ALSIM announced the sale of the first AL250 in Italy, going to Aero Club Milano, the almost 100 years old institution based in Milan, Italy. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the si...