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Reason to celebrate - the opening Volotea Naples base

Volotea, the low-cost airline connecting small and medium cities and Europe's capitals, opened its sixth Italian base today, in Naples. Following last October's announcement, the company has now based two Airbus A319s at the Campanian airport. The move will enable the airline to consolidate its presence in time for the summer season by focusing mainly on domestic flights, with several rout...

First in the world to obtain Biosafety Trust certification- Fiumicino and Ciampino

Major international recognition for Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 and in preventing biological risk from pathogens. The two Rome airports managed by ADR are the first airports in the world to obtain the Biosafety Trust certification, issued by the certification body RINA SERVICES, relating to the correct application of the system for preventing infecti...

Kopter SH09 helicopter test flights go ahead in Sicily

The flight test activities of the third prototype of the SH09 single-engine helicopter have restarted in Pozzallo, Sicily, in Italy last week. The Kopter flight test & prototype maintenance teams arrived in Pozzallo earlier this month to prepare P3 and perform all necessary technical checks to resume the flight tests that had been halted since the 10th of March due to the Covid-...

Signature Flight Support Italy deal completed between SEA Prime and SFS UK

SEA Prime announces the sale of its 40% stake in Signature Flight Support Italy (SFS Italy) to the majority shareholder Signature Flight Support (SFS), who now owns 100% of the Company. Chiara Dorigotti, the CEO of SEA Prime commented: “We are glad to announce this deal with Signature Flight Support, which we see as the natural development of a successful 4-year partnership....

Meet new player on general aviation arena -Tecnam P2010TDI

TECNAM announced the introduction of a new player into the General Aviation arena. With the Type Certificate expected by July, the P2010 TDI has been one of the most secret development programs ever! The announcement of the “P Twenty-Ten TDI” was live-streamed via Tecnam’s official YouTube channel today. Thousands of viewers have registered to participate in this exclus...

Certified and ready for the global market: M-345 - Leonardo new jet trainer

The Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s Certification Authority, has issued the "Initial Certification" for Leonardo's new M-345 training aircraft. This important achievement for the M-345 programme is the result of intense activities with two hundred dedicated flights logged alongside the critical support of th...

Leonardo: retained confidence in solid medium-long term fundamentals

Good start to the year Strong order intake at € 3.4 billion, up 36% Key businesses on track, excluding COVID-19 impact Solid Backlog at € 37 billion, ensuring coverage for ca. 2.5 years COVID-19 impact began in March Leonardo facilities designated strategic and all running Some slowdowns in production activities, lower productivity, lower efficiencies and delays in...

Sapere Aude to Fly Again

Should we install new seats capable of containing COVID-19 on aircrafts? Maybe, but we won't feel safe on claustrophobic seats that could turn into a trap in emergency conditions. The key point, in our view, is to give people a sense that their safety is, for those who work in aviation, the top priority. We want to make a contribution by sharing our considerations. It is known that the psy...

Covid19 impact on business aviation industry - inside from Milano Prime

Italy is still one of the most soufferd of covid19 countries, we had to give you some inside feedback from our friends from Milano Prime, how and hathappened in this dramatic perion, how they reacted and what they feel changing in industry. Milano Prime’s CEO Chiara Dorigotti answered some of our questions: Q.What was your first reaction and to do list when you found out about ex...

Milano Prime respond to the health emergency

The terminals of Milano Linate Prime and Malpensa Prime are operational with extraordinary actions and preventive measures!  SEA Prime, which with the Milano Prime brand is the sole manager of the Business & General Aviation infrastructures for the Linate and Malpensa airports, addresses the health emergency by implementing preventive measures, in compliance with the rules an...

Leonardo to supply range of electronics for Spanish Air Force PC-21 trainers

Leonardo has been awarded a contract by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to provide airborne communications systems, cockpit control panels and associated electronics for installation on-board PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainers being supplied to the Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire). The aircraft were ordered by the Spanish Ministry of Defense through its Armament and Material Directorate (DGAM...

Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Leonardo has undertaken a series of solidarity initiatives to support the efforts made by pe...