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DiscussionsThe end of Amelia Earthart (2): several theories
Rome, Italy - Will an American expedition be able to find out the truth on the death of "Lady Lindy"
People went on speaking about the end of "Lady Lindy" for years, and made many theories on her, till the point of supposing she was a spy, landed on an island, caught by the Japaneses and executed; suppositions... more
DiscussionsThe end of Amelia Earhart: a seventy year old mystery
Rome, Italy - Did the most famous airwoman in the world disappear in Pacific Ocean?
Amelia Earhart was born in 1988 July 24 in her grandfathers’ house in Kansas, while her father, Edwin, is doing pupillage as a lawyer in Kansas City. The sister, Muriel, was born two years and a half l... more
DiscussionsAirport acoustic pollution = psychiatric disorders?
Cagliari, Italy - Some researchers of Cagliari university argue in a study on Giliaquas' inhabitants
For years the researchers on environmental pollution, public health and psychiatry has though the constancy and the intensity on planes' noise exposure could cause troubles not only for life quality but... more
DiscussionsUstica: inaugurated the "Memory Museum"
Bolougne, Italy - On display the wreck of Itavia DC-9 aircraft
27 years ago, on June 1980, Itavia DC-9 I-TIGI aircraft exploded in flight between Ustica and Ponza Island.
The flight IH870 took off from Boulogne airport at 8:08 pm bound to Palermo. The last radio... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS at "The Expeditionary Era" seminar - The Air Forces in the Expeditionary operations (4)
Rome, Italy - Today the "Movement Coordination Centre Europe
"Nothing happens until it moves" is the maxim of "Movement Coordination Centre Europe - MCCE". Today its birth will be endorsed in London through the signature of a "Technical Agreement".
17 Countries... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS at "The Expeditionary Era" seminar - The Air Forces in the Expeditionary operations (2)
Rome, Italy - The papers of allied air forces
During PANEL 1 eminent speakers, among which the USAF, Dutch and French Air Forces representatives expressed their opinions.
- Colonel Luca Goretti, Chief of Ufficio Piani, Dottrina and Policy of 3rd... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS at "The Expeditionary Era" seminar - The Air Forces in the Expeditionary operations (3)
Rome, Italy - C-17A Globemaster, the all-inclusive solution? Impossible!
"Transport Capability" is the talking-point of PANEL 2 and the undisputed protagonist was the C-17A Globemaster III aircraft.
An effective planning is the only way to operate Expeditionary and the heavy... more
DiscussionsAeroclub of Contrada Oliva, a good reality near Benevento
Benevento, Italy - It's a touchstone in the region for all who loves to fly
The association of Contrada Oliva is born in 1992 with the name "Club aereo" dedicated to the general Nicola Collarile, then named "Aeroclub Benevento" starting to be a touchstone for who wants to going... more
DiscussionsGossamer Albatross: today the anniversary of the Channel crossing
Rome, Italy - The human-powered aircraft today is on display at Smithsonian
The Gossamer Albatross was a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr. Paul B. MacCready's AeroVironment.
The aircraft was designed and built by a team led by Paul B. MacCready,... more
DiscussionsCOSMO-SkyMed: in orbit the first Italian dual satellite (3)
Rome, Italy - The space and ground segment
COSMO-SkyMed, one of the most innovative Earth Observation programmes, is financed by the Ministry for Education, Universities and Scientific Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Ministry of Defence.... more
DiscussionsWind River Forum (2): ARINC standard and its use on UAV
Rome, Italy - Analyzing Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA)
During last years the elevated costs of avionics systems developed through hardwares and softwares have urged the programmers to consider the use of new systems based on COTS standard (Commercial of the... more
DiscussionsC-17A Globemaster III - A choice for Italy
Rome, Italy - The only aircraft that satisfies to the requirement of heavy strategic transport
Italy is one of the world's most committed Countries in the international military operations, and as consequence of these special requirements, this engagement implies the personnel and material transfer,... more
DiscussionsMutual strategies for security of the airports
Rome, Italy - New rules has caused a fall of 25% of traffic
During a conference about safety of air transport, the Airport Council International (ACI), organization that joins more than 400 air stations in 45 countries, has given alarming data.
The fall of 25%... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS at "Giornata Azzurra 2007": the new Skycar
Pratica di Mare, Italy - Exhibiting a part of the plane
The Skycar is an unpressurised twin engine aircraft with 5 seats and a retractable landing gear.
The aircraft is powered by two Lycoming engines IO-360 A1B6 mounted on the wing in pushed configuration.
DiscussionsAVIONEWS at "Giornata Azzurra 2007" (5): onboard Chinook
Pratica di Mare, Italy - Extraordinary capabilities for a helicopter that performed its maiden flight in 1961
The myth continues. CH-47 Chinook helicopter, that last Saturday and Sunday performed in public during the "Giornata Azzurra 2007", Italy Air Force show, is one of the more interesting and enquiring air... more
DiscussionsAirbus joins United Nations Global Compact
Paris, France - Confirming its enviromental approach
Airbus has joined the United Nations Global Compact, an international initiative launched in 2000 to promote and expand responsible corporate citizenship and provide the latest innovative and practical... more
DiscussionsRussia Air Force today - The fighters
Rome, Italy - In total 3365 between aircraft and helicopters, 2400 of which are combat
Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union into its fifteen constituent republics in December of 1991, the aircraft and personnel of the Soviet Air Force divided among the newly independent states.... more
DiscussionsThe helicopters of the India Air Force today
Rome, Italy - On October 2006 India signed an agreement with Russia for other 80 Mi-17
Last March, AVIONEWS carried out an exhaustive study on the India Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest air force, but an important objective of the IAF is to support ground troops by providing air-cover... more
DiscussionsStarted the reconstruction works of the first historical Caproni (2): Ca.1
Varese, Italy - An old plane with the typical attractiveness of biplanes
The first Caproni aircraft were biplanes, from Ca.1 to Ca.7, manufactured between 1910 and 1911. These planes were all produced as single exemplars, as an update of the first prototype.
Since 1911,... more
DiscussionsItaly and the Kosovo Force (KFOR)
Rome, Italy - An operation that has been lasting since 8 years and that has been engaging more than 15.500 militaries
KFOR (Kosovo Force) began on June 12, 1999. Italian force entered in Kosovo the same night and reached Pec on June 14.
At the end of 2004, on occasion of the "Joint Force" operation conclusion in Bosnia-Herzegovina,... more
DiscussionsParabolic flight: details
Rome, Italy - An extraordinary zero-gravity experience
Parabolic flight, so called for the typical trajectory route, allows to neutralize the gravity force for few seconds.
The extraordinary effect is determined by a different inclination of the plane during... more
DiscussionsWhy the eclipse of the Moon? (2)
Rome, Italy - The answers to some questions
L=0: Very dark eclipse. Moon almost invisible, especially at mid-totality.
L=1: Dark Eclipse, gray or brownish in coloration. Details distinguishable only with difficulty.
L=2: Deep red or rust-colored... more
DiscussionsWhy the eclipse of the Moon?
Rome, Italy - ...and turned with a cupreous hue
An eclipse of the Moon verifies when the Earth places between our satellite and the Sun.
When the Earth produces the eclipse of the Moon, this one does not vanish totally behind the shadow of the Earth,... more
DiscussionsWhat was CORONA reconnaissance satellites system?
Rome, Italy - Used from June 1959 to May 1972
Corona was the name of a series of US military reconnaissance satellites operated under a CIA program with substantial assistance from the US Air Force, used for photographic surveillance of the Soviet... more
DiscussionsChester William Nimitz: a man with thousand strategies
Rome, Italy - Rival of Admiral MacArthur
Chester William Nimitz was the Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces for the United States and Allied forces during World War II. He was the United States' leading authority on submarines, as well as Chief... more
DiscussionsChester William Nimitz (3): tactical nuclear weapons and more than 80 aircraft
Rome, Italy - It would ensure autonomy to a city of a medium dimensions
The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the US Navy, and are the largest capital ships in the world. These ships are numbered with consecutive hull... more
DiscussionsWho was Tommaso Dal Molin, the pilot that names Vicenza airport
Vicenza, Italy - He is born with the passion for the flight and in the flight expressed all himself
Vicenza airport, subject of several debate regarding the USA base, is entitled to Marshal Pilot Tommaso Dal Molin.
Tommaso Dal Molin was born in Molino Altissimo on January 13, 1902. He is born with... more
DiscussionsChester William Nimitz (2): "Nimitz" class aircraft carrier
Rome, Italy - The largest capital ships in the world
The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the US Navy, and are the largest capital ships in the world.
It is a real floating cities with onboard... more
DiscussionsTempelhof: a story to tell (2)
Berlin, Germany - The world's third greatest building in extension
Weserwerke started war production in a new building for assembling Junkers Ju-87 "Stuka" dive bombers and later Focke-Wulf Fw-190 fighter planes in Tempelhof's underground tunnels. Aircraft engines were... more
DiscussionsAVIONEWS preview. ATR-72: new evidences on the last moments of Tuninter
Rome, Italy - The sound-registrations of the flight recorder
According to the victims's relatives, it seems the investigation of Palermo prosecutor's Office was in the final step, 18 months later. The judges would have completed the investigations and the surveys,... more