October 2, 2022
Alitalia
Airlines Industry

Italy Selects Certares Bid for ITA Airways Negotiations

The deal means the new ITA Airways (AZ) bidders will enter exclusive negotiations with the Italian Government.

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Airlines Safety

Both Pilots Flew the Airbus A330 Asleep

Find out what happened to the Captain of the ITA Airways (AZ) New York-to-Rome flight AZ609.

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History

5/05/1947: First Flight of Alitalia

Today in Aviation, the first Alitalia-Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (AZ) flight took off bound for its domestic destination in 1947.

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Airlines

Startup Aeroitalia Looks to the Americas for 2023

Aeroitalia (ROO) will debut in Italian skies with an operational base in Forlì and a fleet of six Boeing 737-800.

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History

4/07/1997: Alitalia’s ‘Baci Perugina’ Boeing 747

Today in Aviation, Alitalia (AZ) unveiled its ‘Baci Perugina’ Boeing 747-200GE at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in the year 1997.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: First Papal Visit to Use an Aircraft

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Pope Paul VI touched down in Amman, Jordan in a specially chartered Douglas DC-8 operated by the now-defunct Italian flag-carrier Alitalia (AZ) in 1964. It was the first time a Pope had used an airliner for an official visit. The plane had been marked with the Vatican colors, white and […]

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Traveler

From New York to Rome: Flying Alitalia during COVID-19

MIAMI – With reduced flight frequencies and travel bans on both sides, traveling from America to Europe has never been so complicated. It had been eight months since I boarded on a plane. During this time, the world changed; COVID-19 had become an integral part of our lives, changing – perhaps forever—the world as we […]

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AvGeek Industry

Video: Changing Tires On A Boeing 777-300ER In One Minute

MIAMI — Have you ever wondered how often an airplane gets its tires changed? How about the weight, pressure, or even the size of these tires? These rubbers need to support a 500,000-pound jet coming down hard without blowing up or tearing apart. In fact, regulations demand that airplane tires must withstand up to four […]

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Airports

Milan-Linate To Shut Down For 3 Months, All Traffic To Malpensa

MIAMI — Europe’s “little jewel” airport, Milan-Linate (LIN), will shut down for three months while its main runway and terminals are renovated, sending all its air traffic to Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP). With Linate’s closure, Malpensa will become, once again, the city’s main gateway and an Alitalia hub. From July 27 until October 27, 2019, the […]

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Airlines

Alitalia Boeing 777 Diverts To Salt Lake City (+Video)

MIAMI — An Alitalia Boeing 777-200(ER), operating flight 621 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) had to divert into Salt Lake City (SLC) yesterday because of an unruly passenger. Following the departure from LAX, the plane climbed to its assigned altitude of 35,000ft.  As the aircraft continued onwards on its planned route, an unruly passenger […]

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