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DiscussionsAircraft and volcanic clouds: some answers to some questions
Rome, Italy - While the cloud is clearing we clarify the essential aspects bounding calamity to aviation
It's just the case to say that when the clouds are clearing space opens to reflections and most important aspects are enlightened, also for the future. We have watched powerless to the air transport block... more
DiscussionsHow much do ex-Alitalia managers worth?
Rome, Italy - The latest nomination let do some considerationsabout the old Alitalia's real problems
An other ex-Alitalia manager has been recruited to cover an important role in the air transport management scenario. Enzo Chieli was appointed new Meridiana Fly's CEO and substitute the outgoing Gianni... more
Discussions"The mom-airliner": the forty years from the maiden commercial flight by B-747
Rome, Italy - Celebration by Italian Capt. Renzo Dentesano
With the "Mom-Airliner" as nickname I celebrates the 40th anniversary of maiden commercial flight by B-747, delivered (at the end of 2009) in 1418 units, on which I has been lucky to have flown for about... more
DiscussionsHistoric maiden flight for the AW-159 of the British Army
Yeovil, UK - Designed and developed to meet the UK MoD’s requirements
As anticipated (see AVIONEWS), AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary, has successfully performed the maiden flight of its AW-159 Lynx Wildcat multirole helicopter for the British Army, at its facility... more
DiscussionsCivil aviation: "Atlantic War"
Rome, Italy - How alliances will share air traffic market
Stealing a term from History, that calls "Pacific War" the battles between Japan and the USA during World War II, it was natural for us to dub "Atlantic War" what is going on in recent days, in recent... more
DiscussionsEurofighter programme: the major success in the next generation defense airplanes sector
Rome, Italy - The heart of the Air Forces for next 30 years
"Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, has delivered 6 Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 2 production aircraft to the Italian Air Force.
The first Italian T2 aircraft was delivered in November 2008,... more
DiscussionsNew runway at Cagliari airport (3): aims and expectations
Cagliari, Italy - Coni to AVIONEWS "The project aims to collect data for the next two years and will give figures and results of what happens under the asphalt during landings and take offs"
At 6:10 a.m. (Italian time), AirOne flight to Milan-Linate was the first to take off from the new runway at Cagliari-Elmas airport, within the "Italian SmartRunway Project", the first international example... more
DiscussionsNew runway at Cagliari airport (2): the details of the project
Cagliari, Italy - AVIONEWS interviewed Mauro Coni, an engineer who participated in the project
AVIONEWS interviewed Mauro Coni, an engineer professor of "Roads, railways and airports" at Cagliari University and co-author of the "Italian SmartRunway Project", which represents the firs example in... more
DiscussionsNew runway at Cagliari airport: a technological challenge in the project
Cagliari, Italy - AVIONEWS interviewed Mauro Coni, an engineer who participated
At 6 a.m. the new runway at Cagliari-Elmas airport has been opened. Vincenzo Mareddu, chairman of Sogaer (the airport operator) and director general Alessio Grazietti highlighted the success of the operation,... more
DiscussionsBombardier CSeries (2): the other key suppliers
Toronto, Canada - Bombardier previously selected the following for the aircraft program
"C&D Zodiac for the design and production of the aircraft’s interior package, which includes the seats, interiors (including the linings, monuments, bins, galleys and lavatories), oxygen system, lighting s... more
DiscussionsThe air crashes in 2008 (2)
Rome, Italy - An updated list of the airplanes involved of the general aviation, worldwide
AVIONEWS publishes the second part of an updated list of crashes that have seen general aviation's airplanes involved at worldwide in 2008, clicking the document below the news. Once opened, clicking on... more
DiscussionsThe air crashes in 2008
Rome, Italy - An updated list of the airplanes involved of the general aviation, worldwide
AVIONEWS publishes the first part of an updated list of crashes that have seen general aviation's airplanes involved at worldwide in 2008, clicking the document below the news. Once opened, clicking on... more
Discussions"Bird-strike": analysis of a widespread phenomenon
Rome, Italy - Some measures...
"Bird-strike" that is "Collision between a bird and an aircraft": this is the technical word used for the accident occurred yesterday at Rome-Ciampino airport, where thousands of starlings were sucked... more
DiscussionsThe last flight of MH-53 Pave Low, helicopter for USAF special force missions
Rome, Italy - On September 27th, 2008
In 1959, the US Marine Corps began to seek a replacement for their old S-56 piston-powered helicopters, originally working with the other three U.S. armed services on the "Tri-Service VTOL transport",... more
DiscussionsRyanair Vs Alitalia: a claim with bases of legal credibility
Rome, Italy - It is difficult to support that there is not continuity between the old and new Alitalia (CAI)
According to some analysts, Ryanair claim has bases of legal credibility. In this way it is difficult to support that there is not continuity between the old and new Alitalia. It is not enough to change... more
DiscussionsAlitalia (3): Air France or Lufthansa?
Rome, Italy - What is at stake
While the agreement is in the finishing straight and only Avia and Sdl have to sign, there is a debate about Alitalia international partner, whose choice is up to CAI (Italian air company). To these fears... more
DiscussionsPakistan-Afghanistan: hot boundaries
Islamabad, Pakistan - Air raids of tension
Capturing Bin Laden and al-Qaeda: which better way to confirm the US commitment in fighting international terrorism, one of the major point on US foreign agenda after 9/11 attack?
The match is played... more
DiscussionsAéroports de Paris and Air France presented Terminal 2G of Paris-"Charles de Gaulle"
Parigi, France - An exemplary cooperation
"Pierre Graff, Chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM last Tuesday inaugurated the new terminal 2G at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in the presence... more
DiscussionsAlitalia: who is interested in the Italian carrier?
Rome, Italy - Air France is not the only one
Even though the well known alliance is that one between Alitalia and Air France, the French carrier is not the only one to be interested in the Italian air company. After last week meeting in Paris, where... more
DiscussionsASI: an ocean beneath Titan’s icy surface
Rome, Italy - The first indications from the space probe "Cassini"
Titan: Saturn’s largest moon, and the second largest in the solar system. A fascinating celestial body with unique features. At a distance of more than a billion kilometres from the Sun (nine times the E... more
DiscussionsBeijing air terminal
Beijing, China - Diamond point of "Red dragon" relaunch
Since China obtained 2008 Olympic Games, starting today, the great desire of doing that has moved the "Red dragon" has been strenuous. Many, too many urban projects have changed the image of a country,... more
DiscussionsGESAC: the "Happy Island" project in details
Naples, Italy - A 2.8 million Euro operation
GESAC, Naples Airport Management Company, informed the local authority the criticalities and discomforts relating to the airport of Capodichino, are due to the unacceptable situation of the external area.... more
Discussions"Volandia": description of the MB-308, code I-FABR
Vizzola Ticino, Italy - Also a technical sheet
The Macchi-Bazzocchi MB-308, nick-named 'Macchino' (Little Macchi), is the first aircraft developed and manufactured by Aeronautica Macchi after World War II. It was the symbol of the rebirth... more
DiscussionsThe new Dassault Falcon 900LX airplane
Geneva, Switzerland - New business jet family's member has been presented
Dassault, one of the main manufacturers in civil and military aviation, has launched Falcon 900LX, new member of the "Business jet" family (see for details AVIONEWS).
John Rosanvallon, President and... more
DiscussionsThe high public governing waiting for the "Spoils system"
Rome, Italy - "Nemo potest duobus dominis servire" (No one can serve 2 owners)
After the appoint of the vice-ministers and the under-secretaries, the government team is assuming its new and ultimate features, soon it will happen the same for the public governors which will have to... more
DiscussionsThe future SpaceShipTwo project details
Rome, Italy - It's a Virgin Galactic project for the space tourism
The SpaceShipTwo project is, in part, based on technology developed for SpaceShipOne as part of the Scaled Composites Tier One program, funded by Paul Allen. The Spaceship Company is licensing this technology... more
DiscussionsYour Private Italy: the space travel, who can fly and technical details
Rome, Italy - Co2 emissions for carrier passenger will be cut of 40%in respect to a London-New York commercial flight
It seems that with the flights of Virgin Galactic, the access to the space will be possible also for who is not young.
One of the lucky passenger and able to spent 200,000 USD necessary to made a reservation,... more
DiscussionsSELEX GALILEO and the atomic clock
Rome, Italy - A frequency stability equivalent to 1 second every 3 million years
With a frequency stability equivalent to 1 second every 3 million years, the Passive Hydrogen Maser (PHM) is the most stable operational atomic clock for space use ever built. The Maser was developed by... more
Discussions"Fighter airplane" or "Attacker airplane"? (2)
Rome, Italy - The fifth generation of aircraft
Aerial combat formed an important part of World War II military doctrine, such as the German Messerschmidt ME-262 fitted out with new heavy engines. Only after 1950 appeared second generation fighters.... more
Discussions"Fighter airplane" or "Attacker airplane"?
Rome, Italy - When the difference makes history
The terms "Fighter airplane" and "Attack airplane" are often used indistinctly, regardless of their suitability.
The fighter or fighter airplane is an aircraft whose role is barring the airspace to... more