ITA. A-350 plane with blue livery dedicated to Enzo Ferrari will fly over the Italian GP
The skies of Monza chose for its first flight
ITA Airways' new blue livery A-350 dedicated to the legendary Enzo Ferrari will make its first flight in Monza at the Italian Grand Prix on September 11, when it will be the forerunner to the "Frecce Tricolori" at the start of the race, during the national hymn.
This is the first time ever that - "the Drake" -the legendary founder of the most successful team in Formula 1, boasting 31 world titles (16 Constructors, 15 Drivers) and the man who changed the history of motor racing across the world, has an airplane named after him. Only ITA could do it.
And it is also the first time that the national Flagship carrier is present at the Italian Grand Prix, as well as a unique occasion for the "Frecce Tricolori" to perform with a commercial aircraft.
Therefore, special thanks to his son, Piero Ferrari, John Elkann and the Ferrari management team, who made this happen. The A-350 in the ITA Airways fleet represents the ultimate expression of technology, sustainability and innovation.
The name Enzo Ferrari will be written on a red background, also a uniqueness, because red and Ferrari are one and the same, exactly like ITA Airways and blue. This unique red detail distinguishes this aircraft from all the others in the Company’s fleet. The union between Enzo Ferrari and ITA Airways is natural: just as Ferrari innovated in the world of motorsport racing, ITA Airways wants to pioneer innovation in air transport.
ITA Airways' airplane dedicated to him on the Italian Grand Prix joins the other three aircraft the company dedicated to illustrious motorsport drivers who have written the history of Italian motor racing -namely the A-330 named after Tazio Nuvolari, and two A-319s named after Alberto Ascari and Michele Alboreto. All four aircrafts sporting the Company’s new blue livery in its fleet feature the celebratory logo of the Monza Autodrome.
"The partnership between the Monza circuit, the Italian Grand Prix and the Flagship Company is a natural one" said Alfredo Altavilla, Executive Chairman of the carrier. "All the more so for the centenary of the Circuit, which, like ITA Airways, is an ambassador of our Country in the world. This is the first time that the flagship Company is present at the Italian Grand Prix and today, we strengthen the union between ITA Airways and sports. After the aircraft named after several sportsmen, here are those dedicated to four personalities who have written the history of Italian motor racing, with the exclusive aircraft named after Enzo Ferrari which will make its first at the high point of the Grand Prix after the national hymn".
"With extraordinary sporting feats that have become legendary," said Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of the Automobile Club of Italy – ACI, the Italian Federation of Motor Sport "Nuvolari, Ascari, Alboreto and, of course, Ferrari, have made generations of motorsport enthusiasts and fans from all over the world fly and meet. And it is precisely this ideal twinning of emotions -those of motor sport and those of flying- together with the sharing of fundamental values common to sports and aviation - utmost professionalism, strong competitiveness, continuous technological innovation, great attention to a sustainable future –that conveys the idea behind this important partnership between ACI and ITA Airways". "This Sunday", he concluded, "the Ferrari myth will fly over the Monza National Circuit for its debut. This is the wish for an ever brighter and more fortunate future for all of us".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency