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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

Italian Tornados relieve Eurofighters on deployment in Kuwait

The Italian Air Force has deployed an unspecified number of Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait as part of its latest Task Group Devil detachment to the Middle East region

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What makes ATR regional turboprops so successful

As it approaches four decades since its first flight, ATR’s eponymous aircraft effectively has the regional turboprop market to itself. Alan Dron finds out how it has achieved this

Aeroitalia expands regional presence with Air Connect deal

Aeroitalia has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a 93.86% shareholding of Romania’s Air Connect.

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What will Lufthansa gain from acquisition of loss-making ITA Airways?

Tom Batchelor considers the ramifications of Lufthansa’s recent deal with ITA Airways

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Bird strike considered as cause of fatal Frecce Tricolori crash in Turin

An MB-339PAN jet trainer belonging to the Italian Air Force’s national aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows), crashed just after taking off from Turin-Caselle Airport, northern Italy, on September 16, killing a five-year-old girl on the ground

Japanese F-15J marks 100 years of the Italian Air Force

As part of preparations being made for welcoming a detachment of Italian F-35A Lightning IIs to Komatsu Air Base in Ishikawa, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force painted one of its F-15J Eagles in special markings to commemorate the centenary of the Italian Air Force

The Ultimate Italian Airport IATA Code Quiz

Ciao dall'Italia! This week we have a list of Italian airports for you to guess the IATA code. Good luck!

Delta 767 suffers SEVERE damage in hail storm

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday (July 26) after sustaining serious damage while flying through a hailstorm.

Leonardo secures Azerbaijan as latest C-27J Spartan customer

Azerbaijan has become the latest nation to join the global family of C-27J Spartan operators, after Leonardo revealed on June 8 that a contract for the delivery of an unspecified number of examples of the tactical transport had been inked in Italy