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Alitalia Aims To A Profitable 2017 And Speeds Up Its Turnaround

Alitalia today unveiled a series of customer service enhancements that will improve the travel experience for air passengers. The national airline of Italy also confirmed that its three years business plan was on track to be profitable by 2017. The Chairman of Alitalia, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and Vice Chairman of Alitalia and President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James...

Incident: Titan A320 Near Venice on Oct. 9, 2015, Captain Incapacitated

An Titan Airways Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Easyjet, registration G-POWI performing flight U2-5461 from London Gatwick, EN (UK) to Heraklion (Greece) with 170 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 50 nm eastsoutheast of Venice (Italy) when the captain became unconscious prompting the first officer to don his oxygen mask and to divert the aircraft to Venice, where the aircraft lan...

FedEx Announce Laying of the First Stone For New Base of Operations in Malpensa

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (FDX), and the largest express transportation company in the world, and SEA, the Milan’s airports management company, announce the start of the construction site for the development of a new base of operations at Malpensa. With more than 35,000 square meters, the new, highly-automated structure will be equipped with the latest technological syste...

Alitalia Has to Embrace Change, Says Etihad CEO

Etihad Airway's chief executive has said Alitalia cannot afford to "revert to past practices", as the Italian airline begins to show signs of improvement. The Abu Dhabi-based airline made a US$627 million investment in Alitalia, equating to a 49 percent equity stake, as part of a US$1.9 billion restructuring plan for the Italian carrier. Alitalia recorded a 2015 first-half...

Piaggio secures US and European approval for Avanti Evo Magnaghi landing gear

Piaggio Aerospace has secured European and US certification for the new landing gear on its Avanti Evo twin-engined turboprop, following an intensive flight-test programme. The system, designed and manufactured by Italian company Magnaghi, replaces the Dowty landing gear that has been a feature on all Avanti models – including the first Evo delivered in April to Greece’s Superior Ai...