The United States Air Force (USAF) today selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, […]
The Italian corner
On Monday 12th December, the first two Italian Air Force F-35A (MM7336 & MM7337) landed in the Amendola AB (Apulia), the home of the 32th Wing, unit recently reconstituted to be equipped with the Joint Strike Fighter. Amendola is the first airbase in Europe to host the aircraft produced and assembled in Italian […]
Leonardo-Finmeccanica delivered the first two of a total four ATR 72MPs to the Italian Air Force. Designated P-72A by the Italian Air Force, the aircraft will replace the Air Force’s obsolete Breguet Atlantic. Mauro Moretti, Leonardo’s Chief Executive Officer and General Manager said: “Security and environmental protection are both vitally […]
ATK and Alenia Aermacchi Successfully Complete Testing on Italian Air Force C-27J with Roll-On/Roll-Off Palletized Gun Systems
Airline will be first in Italy to operate the 787
The first M-346 advanced trainer for the Israeli Air & Space Force was rolled out last thursday in a ceremony held at Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono Superiore
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first AW101 for the Italian Air Force, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK today at the presence of the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Pasquale Preziosa, the Italian Ambassador […]
Alenia Aermacchi and Italian Air Force sign an agreement to provide development and industrialization of MC-27J Praetorian
Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Company) and the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) signed today, during the Dubai Airshow 2013, an agreement to provide development, testing, certification, industrialization and logistic support of the Praetorian. The Praetorian, a specialized version of the MC-27J, will support missions for the Italian Special Forces, Comando […]
United Airlines increases frequencies from Milan Malpensa to New York Newark and from the winter season the flight becomes daily.
Italy’s near-bankrupt Alitalia was thrown a lifeline on Friday when its board members – including cautious top shareholder Air France-KLM – approved a capital increase as part of a government-led 500-million-euro bailout.