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Bombardier positions Challenger 3500 business jet mockup at the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy for customer viewing throughout the summer

Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft mockup is present at the private terminal of the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy. Throughout the summer, business aviation clients will have a firsthand opportunity to experience the award-winning cabin and see the revolutionary seating of the super midsize jet. The journey of the full-size aircraft mockup included stops in Paris and Nice, France, an...

AW609 tiltrotor successfully completes first ship trial campaign

AW609 tiltrotor programme set another major industry capability milestone after its first successful ship trial, which was recently conducted with the support of the Italian Navy. From 3-12 April, the AW609 AC4 aircraft, fully representative of the final production configuration, performed demonstration trials relocating from Leonardo’s facility based in Cascina Costa to Maristaer Grottaglie...

Airways Aviation announces opening in Italy

Airways Aviation, a global leader in aviation training, is thrilled to announce the planned opening of its new Training Facility next month at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Italy. The new classrooms and offices are located within the “Palazzina Comando” (Commanders Building), part of the renowned Volandia Aviation Museum and directly adjacent to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) Term...

Accademia del Volo invests again in ALSIM by acquiring ALX flight simulator

More than 20 years later, Accademia del Volo has once again chosen ALSIM for its training needs with an ALX simulator. ALSIM ALX provides up to 4 classes of aircraft from single-engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jet. The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL, and MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. The ALX offers advanced t...

ITA Airways fleet becomes younger and greener - 4 new Airbus aircraft added in a single week

ITA Airways continues its trajectory of development with the addition of four new-generation Airbus aircraft to its fleet within a single week. This brings the total number of NewGen aircraft to 44 out of a fleet of 87.The Company ensured the swift integration of the new aircraft into service during the last week of March. They were promptly made available for operations within a day of being...

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...