News Listings for Italair

  • ANALYSIS: Italian airline consolidation enters end-game

    News | 02 Feb 2012 15:53 | Graham Dunn

    Alitalia's planned acquisition of local carriers Wind Jet and Blue Panorama, together with Meridiana Fly's previously announced merger with Air Italy, caps...
  • Turboprop deals - 6 October

    News | 06 Oct 2008 10:30 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Turboprop aircraft transactions at 6 October
  • Aer Arann extends ATR42 leases

    News | 30 Sep 2008 15:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Lessor Nordic Aviation Contractor extends leases on two ATR42-300s with Aer Arann
  • Italian start-up SolAir signs LoI for 328/728JETS

    News | 01 Feb 2000 15:39 | Graham Dunn

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Italian start-up carrier SolAir has signed a letter of intent with Fairchild Aerospace to purchase two 328JETs and two 728JETS.</P> <P>Based in Naples, SolAir plans to commence operations from the city's Capodichino Airport in 2001.</P> <P>The carrier will initially operate the 32-seat 328JET as what the manufacturer describes as an "interim platform" before the larger 728JETS are introduced in 2003.</P> <P>SolAir follows Gandalf Airlines as the second 328JET customer in Italy and will become the first operator of the 70-seat 728JET aircraft in the country.</P> <P>Meanwhile, however, Italian regional airlines are facing a clampdown from civil aviation authority ENAC, reports <I>ATI</I> sister publication <I>Flight International</I>.</P> <P>The magazine says that ENAC has taken action recently against three Italian regional carriers, Air Sicilia, SiFly and Italair.</P> <P>Air Sicilia has recently returned to normal operations after ENAC
  • Italy clamps down on small regionals

    News | 01 Feb 2000 00:00

    <p>Italy's civil aviation authority, Enac, has clamped down on several of the country's small regional airlines in its first moves to tighten regulatory inspections following its reorganisation in 1997. </p> <p>Air Sicilia is back in operation following the grounding of the chief pilot for failing to comply with numerous procedural requirements, effectively grounding the Palermo-based carrier's two Boeing 737s and one ATR 42. A new chief pilot has been approved by Enac. </p> <p>Another new entrant on the Italian regional market, SiFly, was briefly grounded after Enac suspended its operator's licence. The carrier had failed to complete fully the required flight and maintenance log books for the ATR 42 which crashed in Kosovo on charter to the United Nations in November, killing all 24 people on board. </p> <p>The civil aviation authority has also taken action over Italair, a carrier based in Rome that operates a network including Pisa and Alghero, in Sardinia, with three ATR 42s. The
  • Italair ATR42 damaged on landing at Alghero

    News | 22 Jan 1998 10:57 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>An Aero International (Regional) (AI(R)) ATR42 was damaged at Alghero airport, Sardinia yesterday after encountering windshear during landing.</P> <P>AI(R) says none of the 22 passengers or three crew were seriously injured although two people were taken to hospital but released immediately. All three undercarriage legs were damaged, as was one of the two propellors, says the consortium.</P> <P>The leased aircraft was originally delivered in 1987 to Pan Am Express, which later became Trans World Express, says (AI(R)). It was delivered to Italair in 1997.</P> <P>AI(R) says that air traffic control reported winds of 26-36kt (48-67kmh) at the time of the accident. Alghero has a single 3,000m (9,900ft) runway aligned 03/21.</P> <P>Italair was formed in 1996 and has two ATR42-300s, which it uses to link Pisa with Alghero, Bologna and Genoa.</P></BODY>