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    Azul and Alitalia announce codeshare agreement


    Brazil s low-cost airline Azul and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced a codeshare agreement which will allow smoother connections for customers of both airlines, due to go into effect on 2 December.

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    Lufthansa partners on automated actuator MRO


    Lufthansa Technik AG and the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, aim to develop a faster, more precise procedure to diagnose safety-critical hydraulic flight control actuators through a joint project that runs through the end of 2020.

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    Italy adds three more maritime patrol ATR 72s


    ​Italy’s Guardia di Finanza agency has signed for three additional ATR 72MPs – the maritime patrol variant of the turboprop airliner.

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    Avio Interiors set to make a return with Airbus


    There are more airliners than ever in the skies – but competition to supply their seating remains tough. Three big players – Collins Aerospace Systems, Safran, and Recaro – dominate the market, with a number of start-ups emerging in recent years to focus on niches such as premium or entry-level lines. Even Boeing has got in on the act, acquiring one seat manufacturer, Encore, and partnering with another, Adient, in a joint venture.

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    In space, it's best to eat a good meal as astronaut Luca Parmitano knows first hand


    Never let it be said that Italians do not know about food. But knowing a bit more is firmly on the agenda, too. For European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano, a highlight of his second stint on board the International Space Station is to run an experiment called NutrISS - Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station.

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    Italian industry lends support to Tempest


    Italy’s intentions with regard to Europe’s future combat aircraft sector became clear in mid-September, when Rome and its defence industry champions joined formation with the UK on its Tempest programme.

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    ​Norwegian engine failure prompts Virgin to delay A340 retirement


    Virgin Atlantic has pushed back the retirement date for its Airbus A340-600 fleet after an engine failure suffered by a Norwegian Boeing 787-8 temporarily affected the availability of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplants.

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    European MALE UAV will not arrive until late 2020s: OCCAR


    ​Deliveries of a new unmanned air vehicle (UAV) being a developed by a pan-European consortium are unlikely to begin until late next decade, a procurement official indicates.

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    Military sales help lift Leonardo's first half revenues


    A robust performance in military rotorcraft and defence electronics offset problems in aerostructures and weak demand for offshore helicopters to help Leonardo to a 7% increase in first-half revenues to €6 billion ($6.7 billion).

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    Fighter variant of M-346 secures launch deal


    Leonardo has secured a launch order for six examples of the M-346FA – the fighter attack variant of its advanced jet trainer – from a major “international customer”.

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    RIAT: Leonardo stays on target with armed M-346FA


    Leonardo anticipates achieving service entry in 2021 for the M-346FA – an armed variant of its advanced jet trainer – as certification and integration work continues.

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    Piaggio must spell out role to secure future


    If anyone requires a wonderful example of short- versus long-term planning - or tactics versus strategy, perhaps - then they could do worse than study the €700 million ($800 million) lifeline thrown to Piaggio Aerospace by the Italian government.

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    PARIS: Elettronica prepares to test new electonic warfare system


    ​Italian electronic warfare specialist Elettronica – which provides key systems for platforms such as the Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the EuroDASS consortium – is displaying its new SISPROS family of interception, analysis and intelligence systems at the show.

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    PARIS: DA62 makes budget ISR platform for Leonardo


    Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft have teamed up to pack much of the Italian aerospace champion’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission management system – normally flown on ATR turboprops – into a smaller, budget package.

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    PARIS: Leonardo nets extra five-unit AW139 order


    Leonardo has received an order for five additional AW139 intermediate twin-engined helicopters from Italy's Vigili del Fuoco fire corps.

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    PARIS: Leonardo unveils Falco Xplorer UAV


    ​Dominating Leonardo’s Le Bourget static exhibit is the company’s newest unmanned air vehicle, the Falco Xplorer, which was unveiled at the show today with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in attendance.

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    PARIS: Leonardo boosts defences with MAIR warning system


    ​Leonardo has launched a new aircraft self-protection system at the show, with the equipment designed to alert crews to incoming missiles and increase situational awareness.

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    Avio Aero chief executive on powering up partnerships on key programmes


    Avio Aero has had an eventful year, winning a number of key contracts and making important progress on others, including parent company GE Aviation’s  all-European, and soon-to-fly Catalyst general aviation engine.

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    PARIS: Leonardo on target with M-345 trainer


    ​Leonardo arrives at Paris with the first production example of the M-345 trainer, buoyed by a recent order from Italy on the eve of the show for an additional 13 aircraft.

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    PARIS: Avio Aero stresses its third party credentials


    ​Avio Aero may have been a GE Aviation subsidiary for six years, but the Italian propulsion systems specialist is at Paris stressing its autonomy as a European technology house, and willingness to work with other engine manufacturers.