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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...

Italian deal follows certification of H160

Airbus Corporate Helicopters has won a new order for its latest ACH160 helicopter, announced just days after the H160 achieved certification. This new order, placed by an experienced Italian operator for use on private and corporate flights mainly inside Italy, means the ACH160 has been ordered by customers in eight countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, China and South-E...

Leonardo delivers its first AW169 basic training helicopter to the Italian Army

Leonardo delivered of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lamezia Terme in the presence of representatives from the operator and industry. The second aircraft is expected to be handed over in the next few months. The introduction of the new generation traini...

The international call for applications for Leonardo Labs is opened

Leonardo has started its recruitment call for young talents for “Leonardo Labs”, the new research & development corporate laboratories focused on innovation in Leonardo's traditional sectors and the development of new long-term technologies.  In the current year, 68 positions, subdivided into six different areas of activities, are open.  All the details on the prof...

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...