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The fastest connection to Venice - Pilatus PC-24

For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice- A premiere for Venice-Lido! The flight aboard a PC-24 provides the fastest connection ever to Venice and many other cities. The Venice-Lido city airport is located about three kilometres east of the city centre on the Lido di Venezia. The PC-24 landed safely...

First satellite navigation procedures for helicopters - ENAV and Leonardo

ENAV and Leonardo have tested and validated the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) procedure for the Foggia – Tremiti S. Domino Island route in the Apulia region (Southern Italy). This was carried out with an AW169 helicopter operated by Alidaunia, a company providing transport services to and from the Tremiti Islands, as well as emergency medical service missions which support the relevant...

Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy - EHang Partners & Giancarlo Zema Design Group

EHang partners with an Italian architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to extend its air mobility solutions in the EU. With EHang’s passenger-grade AAV technologies and air mobility solutions, GZDG has designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passen...

Italy first demonstration of a drone with electrically-powered propulsion transporting heavy goods

Leonardo continues to experiment in the field of advanced air mobility as it aims to accelerate the introduction of drones into civilian skies and develop innovative drone-based services for Italy and beyond. In a recent collaboration with the Municipality of Turin and D-Flight (an ENAV group company, part owned by Leonardo and Telespazio), Leonardo conducted a series of test flights in which a dr...

New full-electric cars for business aviation flights: Milano Prime and BMW renew their partnership

SEA Prime and BMW continue and consolidate the historic partnership by increasing the offer of services for customers of the leading airport in business aviation in Italy and among the first in Europe. Milano Linate Prime's fleet of vehicles dedicated to business aviation flights is enriched with two new BMW i3s. BMW Group's first fully electric model, BMW i3 represents...

Lifting the world to sustainable energy - TECNAM P-VOLT

In this modern world, full of challenges and changes, TECNAM remains more focused than ever on exploring innovative solutions for the future of greener aviation. Never has it been more important to pursue knowledge and develop practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions, both in design and in operation. With these key factors in mind, TECNAM i...

P2010 TDI Achieves EASA Type Certificate

After the live-streaming world premiere held in May 2020, which introduced the P2010 TDI to the market, Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM has announced today the achievement of the Type Certificate for the P2010 TDI. The P2010 TDI certification is just the latest achievement of Tecnam’s continuous development and innovation programs, adding the Diesel/JetA1 engine to the already-wide rang...

SEA Prime: San Donato Group offers Covid-19 tests at Milano Prime

SEA Prime, a SEA Group company that, with the Milano Prime brand, is the first business & general aviation airport operator in Italy and one of the leaders in Europe, announces its collaboration with the Gruppo San Donato, the first Italian hospital group, through the activation of a new service: the performance of nose-pharyngeal swabs in private regime for the detection of the Sars Cov-...

TECNAM P92 Echo MkII - back to the future with EU 600kg category

Tecnam announced the certification of the P92 Echo MkII light aircraft to the new German 600kg rules, the latest version of the EASA Basic Regulation that now allows for 600kg MTOW Ultralight (UL) aircraft under the control of the CAAs of the member states. Germany is the first country to declare the opt-out, implementing the new-regulation German 600kg technical LTFUL 201...

Politecnico di Milano wins the first edition of the Leonardo Drone Contest

The Politecnico di Milano won the first edition of the “Leonardo Drone Contest. An Open Innovation Challenge", a competition launched by Leonardo in collaboration with six Italian universities to promote the development of Artificial Intelligence for unmanned systems. The September 18 challenges were held in Turin where teams from six universities competed: the Po...

Welcome the roll-out of New Tecnam P2012 SENTINEL SMP

TECNAM is constantly challenging the status quo regarding technology and design. Sleek, modern and seductive, the P2012 Traveller has been the reference platform to develop the P2012 Sentinel SMP, the perfect combination of cutting-edge technology and efficiency with its unique Italian-style design. Its elegant colour scheme of air-superiority grey, with black vertical fin and a dedicate...

Happy first anniversary - Milano Malpensa Prime

SEA Prime, which with the Milano Prime brand is the leading manager of infrastructures dedicated to Business&General Aviation in Italy, celebrates the first year of activity of Milano Malpensa Prime, the Terminal dedicated to general aviation of Milan Malpensa international airport, opened in July last year. The first year of Milan Malpensa Prime has been notewort...