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'Red Devils' at Ghedi

Mauro Zanotti

An all-weather-capable fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the two-seat Tornado was introduced by the Italian Air Force in the early 1980s. Today, the survivors have been upgraded and fly with a single wing – the 6° Stormo at Ghedi – as Mauro Zanotti explains.

Mauro Zanotti

Air Italy in Voluntary Liquidation

Thomas Lee

Air Italy ceased operations with immediate effect on February 11 after its shareholders, Alisarda and Qatar Airways through AQA Holding, chose to liquidate the company citing “persistent and structural market problems”.

Thomas Lee
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Showing the flag

LUIGINO CALIARO

This year sees the centenary of an exceptional event in Italian aeronautical history...

LUIGINO CALIARO

Piaggio Aerospace to support Italian ICH-47F engines

Khalem Chapman

Piaggio Aerospace has announced that it's been contracted by the Ministero della Difesa (Italian Ministry of Defence) to provide technical-logistic engine support for the Esercito Italiano's (Italian Army) ICH-47F Chinook fleet. 

Khalem Chapman

Leonardo demonstrates radar sensing concept for Tempest

Khalem Chapman

Leonardo UK has demonstrated the performance of new radar receiver/warner technology as part of the UK-led Team Tempest programme.

Khalem Chapman

NATO's first RQ-4D arrives at Sigonella

Khalem Chapman

The first of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for NATO has arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy.

Khalem Chapman
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Operation Northern Lightning

David Cenciotti

In a first among Joi nt Strike Fighter partner nations, Italy deployed its F-35As to Iceland in October in support of NATO’s Icelandic air policing mission.

David Cenciotti
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LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ICELAND

GIOVANNI COLLA

Italy deployed F-35A Lightning IIs operationally for the first time in October to undertake the NATO air policing mission safeguarding Iceland’s airspace

GIOVANNI COLLA

First T-345A for Italian Air Force

Marco Muntz

THE FIRST M-345 for the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) made its maiden flight from Venegono, home of the Leonardo Aircraft factory, on August 13.

Marco Muntz

First Typhoon for 51° Stormo

Thomas Newdick

AMONG THE static display items at Istrana on September 13 was Aeronautica Militare F-2000A MM7316 ‘51-01’ – the first in the markings of the resident 51° Stormo.

Thomas Newdick