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Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo achieve first 100% SAF flight with PT6C-67C-powered AW139 helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo successfully completed first flight for an AW139 helicopter powered by the PT6C-67C engine using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The 75-minute flight and ground tests that took place on November 21 at Leonardo facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy, evaluated engine performance at multiple power variations and demonstrated no significant diff...

AW169 skidded capabilities to grow further with 5,100 kg increased gross weight and 11-seater configuration

  AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’ operational capabilities and range of options will grow further with the launch of a 5,100 kg IGW kit and an 11-seater configuration fully compliant with the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Report 690. Both will be made available for the aircraft version with skid landing gear.  The 5,100 kg&nbs...

ITA Airways receives first fully configured all-blue Airbus A220

The first Airbus A220-300 with blue livery enters the ITA Airways fleet. Following a delivery ceremony that took place at the Airbus site in Mirabel, Canada, headquarters of the A220 Programme, in the presence of Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer and Accountable Manager ITA Airways, Benoît Schultz, CEO, Airbus Canada, Daniel Wenninger, Head of A220 Programme Office, Wouter Van Wer...

Very special flying experience – SkyAlps private jet division

When we got to know Italian SkyAlps better, we discovered a division that offers private jet flights. So, to learn more about the combination of the two activities - commercial and private aviation, we continued our discussion with CEO of SkyAlps Alex Spinato. Q. How comes you are combining two activities commercial and private jet flights? A.S. In fact, business aviation is our histori...

Politecnico di Milano designs innovative wings for Leonardo NGCTR-TD civil tiltrotor

Thanks to the European consortium FORMOSA developed a new solution for the mobile surfaces of the wing that reduces fuel consumption and improves performance during flight. FORMOSA project has come to an end. It was launched in 2020 to redesign the wing control surfaces of the NextGen Civil TiltRotor (NGCTR-TD) produced by Leonardo. The new configuration proved capable of reducing the wa...

LCI delivers trio of EMS helicopters to Italian Alidaunia

LCI has delivered three Leonardo AW169 helicopters on long-term lease to the Italian operator, Alidaunia. The aircraft were all delivered new from Leonardo and are valued at over US$30 million.  They form part of the LCI and SMFL joint venture (JV) fleet, which now totals 57 aircraft valued at approximately US$600 million. The AW169s have entered service with Alidaunia over the past...

SkyAlps - avid aviators, ambassador of the Alps

If we talk about short official introduction – here it is. SkyAlps is an Italian airline founded back 2021, it now connects 12 small to medium-sized cities in Europe with direct flights. SkyAlps is single aircraft type airline - the entire fleet consists of DASH-8 Q-400.  First obvious observation is that SkyAlps is an airline responsible towards the environment. It starts with the...

UrbanV and SITA partner to provide digital solutions for Rome vertiports, explore opportunities for vertiports globally

SITA and UrbanV, the Italian vertiport operator, signed a MoU to develop a digital-first passenger experience for UrbanV’s vertiports in Rome due to start operations in 2024. From UrbanV test vertiport at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, both parties will design, test, and refine a new passenger processing and operating ecosystem to support the first flight between Fiumicino an...

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters at EBACE 2023

Leading Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order. The contract is the largest commercial helicopter order booked by Airbus...

Professional Aviation ATO forecasts growth with Tecnam Aircraft

Professional Aviation announced the purchase agreement for 9 additional Tecnam: 6 P-2008JC and 3 P2006T twin engine for its fleet expansion program. The aircraft will be used for both PPL – Private Pilot License – up to the MCC/JOC – Multi Crew Cooperation Course/Jet Orientation Course, modules for ATPL courses. Professional Aviation sees a steady growth since 2017. To...

Two Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP aircraft are ready for mission system installation

Tecnam has completed the production of two P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform that are now ready for mission system installation. Two aircraft completed factory acceptance flights in December 2022 in Tecnam headquarters in Capua, and, starting January 2023, are now undergoing mission system installation for their entry in service. After a rigorous evaluation process, the u...

Celebrating 100 years in flight - HADID partners Riviera Airport

HADID International Services has partnered Riviera Airport to celebrate its 100 Year anniversary on February 16, 2023. The airport is commemorating this milestone with a new book titled “Cento Anni al Volo” (“100 Years in Flight”) which will chronicle airport's fascinating history and its evolution over the past century. HADID whilst assisting in mar...