ITA Airways: A-350 aircraft made its first flight in its new colors
From June, the plane will serve the new intercontinental routes in its Summer season
The new A-350/900 airplane of ITA Airways performed its first flight in the Company’s blue livery.
This latest generation aircraft, the A-350 will join its fleet in June to serve the new intercontinental routes that the company will open in the 2022 Summer season from Rome-Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
The introduction of the model in its fleet represents an important step towards sustainability and is in line with the objectives of the international "Fit for 55" package, whose objectives are shared by ITA Airways.
The arrival of the flagship aircraft will enable the company to offer modern, environment-friendly aircraft featuring cutting-edge technology with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes over the 2021-2025 plan timeframe.
During the first flight, the A-350 featuring the new blue livery of ITA Airways flew in cruise to complete the preparatory cycle before its entry into operations.
"A 70% weight reduction has been achieved courtesy of advanced, lighter materials, while cutting-edge aerodynamics and the world's most efficient large Rolls-Royce aeroengine (the Trent XWB) optimize range and payload for greater efficiency. Thanks to the new aircraft, ITA Airways will benefit from a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft as well as any other aircraft in its category", according to a note issued by the airline.
"On the A-350/900, every detail has been designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, from the 3D curved windshield to the way the flaps uniquely deploy along the line of flight. This state-of-the-art, nature-inspired aerodynamics includes a unique wing morphing technology that continuously optimises the wing profile to reduce drag and lower fuel burn", the note issued by the Italian carrier continues.
This A-350 in its fleet will allow the company to further develop its intercontinental network
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency