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A fresh & modern update, reflecting company’s evolution and growth - Tecnam unveils new logo

Giovanni Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director said: “We are thrilled to unveil our new logo, which represents the exciting direction in which our company is heading. This fresh design reflects our desire to push boundaries and reach new heights, as we continue to soar higher in the world of aviation. We can’t wait for the world to see it flying around the world!” T...

Italy Carabinieri to introduce new mission capabilities with new AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo signed a contract by Italy Carabinieri for the supply of 20 AW119Kx single engine helicopters for its Air Service. The aircraft will be assembled at Leonardo Vergiate facility (Varese) with deliveries expected in the 2023-2026 period. The contract also includes a comprehensive turnkey logistics support package and training services for pilots and maintenance technicians. &n...

First Italian vertiport deployed at Fiumicino Airport

Aeroporti di Roma, Atlantia, UrbanV, and Volocopter, have successfully completed the first crewed eVTOL test flights in Italian airspace. These tests were part of a mobility ecosystem setup at Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. This is a key milestone toward the envisioned rollout of advanced air mobility services in Rome by 2024, with the partners having initiated o...

Welcome the STOL of the 21st century - Tecnam P2012 STOL

Tecnam introduces new P2012 STOL dedicated to Short Take Off and Landing operations, specifically designed to operate across the most demanding commercial airports in the world. Addressing the needs of a market niche that was left undeveloped and unsupported for decades, Tecnam is once again providing a solution to those operators that seek for their business a modern, spacious, com...

Italian Air Force extends relationship with Boeing to continue tanker sustainment and training

Boeing and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness have signed an order for the company to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force four KC-767A tankers through December 2025. Under the contract, Boeing will deliver “tip to tail” support for the four ItAF refueling tankers, including line and heavy maintenance, rep...

Tecnam & Leonardo together bringing the P2012 Traveller with fully integrated ATOS mission system

Tecnam and Leonardo signed an MoU that will allow customers to order Tecnam’s P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform fully integrated with Leonardo’s Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance system as an off-the-shelf product. The P2012 Sentinel SMP ATOS ISR will be outfitted with a full intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance suite based on L...

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...