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DiscussionsProfumo, CEO Leonardo: "We confirm guidance for 2019"
Will Raytheon and United Technologies merge? "We'll be happy if the asset value increases"
The press presentation meeting of the newness that Leonardo will bring to the next "Le Bourget" Air Show that will open its doors next June 17th was held at the Piazza Monte Grappa site in Rome. The CEO... more
DiscussionsLeonardo (2): first the new drone, then the ATR
At the Le Bourget show the group will present the latest model of "Falco" family
The novelty that Leonardo will present at the "Paris-Le Bourget air show" will be new "Falco" drone, an evolution of the previous Falco Evo, with greater autonomy of flight and load capacity. The name... more
DiscussionsThe Tupolev Tu-134 turns off the engines
The last example of the historic Soviet aircraft is expected to the Novosibirsk museum
The Tupolev Tu-134 airplane turns off the engines definitively. The last aircraft, belonging to the fleet of the company Alrosa, has concluded its service covering the route from Irkutsk to Mirny, in Russia.... more
Discussions600 million of passengers transported in 2018
China's impressive growth in aircraft and transport
In 2017, China could count about 3290 aircraft for a total of over 9 million flight hours, mainly on domestic routes. Only 2 million hours for international traffic, the most profitable.Already in 2018... more
DiscussionsSuperjet 100 aircraft: the great rejection by the western market
But what are the reasons for the failure that led to the exit by Finmeccanica/Leonardo from the Italian-Russian jv?
In light of the recent tragic airplane crash in Moscow it would seem easy to download the causes that determined it to the machine. But in these cases it is good practice to stick to a prudent expectation... more
Discussions"Brexit": EU completes preparations
For possible “no-deal” scenario on 12 April
As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.At the same time, it... more
DiscussionsBOAC to the future as BA 747 plane landed yesterday at Heathrow; today route to NY (BA117)
Arrival coincides with the B-747 first flight anniversary
Large crowds gathered at Heathrow yesterday to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways B-747 painted in the design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).The aircraft... more
DiscussionsItaly-France tensions: what are the risks for Fincantieri and Alitalia?
It could skip potential important agreements
Some members of the Italian government could not choose a worse time to attack -again- France, because between the two countries there are "at stake" many potential agreements for the future that are added... more
DiscussionsAlitalia: tight rhythms to find a solution from January
New meetings with Lufthansa. Meanwhile losses for almost 500 million
The Christmas holidays have slowed (just apparently?) the discussions on the table of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) to find the international partners suitable to revive Alitalia, but from the first week of... more
DiscussionsLeonardo between the cuts and the carousel of the armchairs
Does the Government also want to change the leaders of Leonardo?
The main problems of the Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo are linked both to the few important contracts signed in the last year, and to the Government political-industrial choices. On the... more
DiscussionsItalian Enav: Roberto Scaramella resigns
Soon the name of the next president
Roberto Scaramella, appointed president of ENAV (the Italian Flight Assistance company) in April last year, leaves the Presidency in advance of the institution and has called for the next November 8 the... more
DiscussionsLion Air incident (2): problem with Pitot tubes the cause?
The data collected by "Flight Radar 24" if confirmed go in this direction
New hypotheses continue to emerge about why and how yesterday morning the Boeing B-737 MAX 8 aircraft of Lion Air crashed, in fact the data recorded by "Flight Radar 24" of the Sunday evening flight between... more
Discussions50th anniversary of the Bandeirante’s first flight
Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) held a ceremony today
Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) held a ceremony today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Bandeirante, a twin-engine aircraft that represents a milestone in the history... more
DiscussionsAlitalia: short term for the rescue
Essential deadlines are approaching
Judging by the optimistic words of Luigi Gubitosi, Enrico Laghi and Stefano Paleari in a hearing today in the Italian Senate, the "small" profit for the third quarter of 2018 should not make one think... more
DiscussionsThe future of Leonardo in the hands of Fincantieri
Profumo and his countdown
Leonardo and Fincantieri, two companies with different interests that will risk to become competitors in the defense sector. The agreement signed -that waiting to be approved by the respective governments-... more
DiscussionsBEA: investigation on A-320 accident aircraft by EgypAir in 2016
Review of situation published by the French Authority
The French BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile) has published the press release regarding the safety investigation on the A-320 accident airplane of EgyptAir occurred... more
DiscussionsEtihad, a crisis for wrong choices, which can change the balance
To the CEO Tony Douglas the task of raising the carrier
It's true that compared to 2016, Etihad has reduced its losses to 1.95 billion dollars (about 1.67 billion euros) to 1.52 billion dollars (about 1.31 billion euros) in 2017, but doubts regarding the UAE... more
DiscussionsSomeone flew over the Cuckoo’s nest. Alitalia: "a real mess"
For the carrier, the most tragic period of its existence
Alitalia lives the most dramatic period of its existence and the compulsory administration, that could and was supposed to be an important incentive for at least a partial renovation, actually it is revealing... more
DiscussionsThe main events happened in 2017
Rome, Italy - From Trump as US President to the terrorist attacks, earthquakes and hurricanes
AVIONEWS remembers at the end of the year the main events in different sectors happened in 2017 at worldwide, divided for month and day.
21 – Millions of people worldwide join the Women's M... more
DiscussionsDarwin Airline: airplanes grounded, jobs at risk
Lugano, Switzerland - The links from Lugano-Agno to Geneva cancelled; 200 employees at stake
Darwin Airline's new crisis is still on economic matter. And the measure, taken last Tuesday by FOCA (Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation), to suspend the licence to carrier based in Geneva and in Lugano... more
DiscussionsIt happened today: forty years ago the airplane crash that killed the Lynyrd Skynyrd's leader
Rome, Italy - It was on October 20, 1977 and on board of the Convair CV-300 there was also the all rock band
On October 20, 1977, a Convair CV-240 airplane chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from L&J Company of Addison, Texas, ran out of fuel and crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi, near the end of its flight... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and history. On September 23, 1910: the fly over the Alps by Geo Chavez
Rome, Italy - The aviator reached the world record for altitude only a month before
Geo Chavez aviator of the Peruvian origins born in France, was the first man to perform a fly across the Alps, on September 23, 1910, from Switzerland to Italy, while competed to a competition of the "International... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and history. On September 13, 1906. First flight in Europe: it was a Santos-Dumont 14-bis aircraft
Rome, Italy - After that one across the ocean by the Wright brothers in 1903
The first flight of the history is that one made by the Wright brothers in December 1903. But on September 13, 1906 a model in Europe, when for the first time flew the Santos-Dumont 14 bis, named "Oiseau... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and history. On September 12, 1943: the "Quercia" operation and the Mussolini's freeing
Rome, Italy - The role of the German aircraft and paratroops
Following to the Fascist regime collapse, on July 25, 1943 Benito Mussolini was imprisoned in different sites, without that the German would try to find him, until to his move in Campo Imperatore, on the... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and terrorism: on September 11, 2001
Rome, Italy - Since then the world approach changed to the safety-security topic
September 11 is a tragic date in the history. That day different terrorist attacks of Al Qaeda hit the USA, and all were made through the hijacking of civil aviation airplanes.
That day 19 terrorists... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and history. The maiden flight of the F-22 Raptor: it was on September 7, 1997
Rome, Italy - The first operating utilization will happen later on September 22, 2014
The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor fighter airplane with stealth features, destined to replace F-15, happened on September 7, 1997, but its opeating utilization occurred on September 22, 2014 for... more
DiscussionsIt happened yesterday, on September 6, 1983. USSR confesses fall of Korean B-747/200 plane, KAL 007 flight
Rome, Italy - The admission, only a few days after tragedy: 269 victims
On September 6, 1983 USSR confesses, only after different days, to have fallen the Korean Airlines 007 flight last September 1st.
The B-747/200 airplane, from New York City to Seoul, via Anchorage, was... more
DiscussionsAirplanes and history. On September 5: the German Air Force in the Spanish civil war. The Condor legion
Rome, Italy - In 1937 the Llanes city collapsed in the Spanish nationalists of Franco's hand
On September 5, 1937 the city of Llanes collapsed in the Spanish nationalists of Franco hands, nth of a long series of military triumph corroborated by the German Air Force.
Germany a few years before... more
DiscussionsOn August 28, 1940: the first flight of the Campini Caproni CC-2 airplane
Rome, Italy - Italy was among the pioneer countries in the design and construction of the aircraft with jet propulsion
Italy was among the pioneer Countries in the design and construction of the airplanes with jet propulsion. In fact in August 1940 the Campini-Caproni CC-2 was tested in flight, the first Italian jet aicraft,... more
DiscussionsOn August 9, 1918. Gabriele D'Annunzio flew to Vienna
Rome, Italy - It was planned already from time immemorial, but technical problem delayed its implementation
Today it is the 99th anniversary of the historical flight performed by Gabriele D'Annunzio to Vienna.
The flight was planned already from time immemorial, but delayed implementation due to the technical... more