Airbus A330neo for the first time in the fleet

Airbus A330neo for the first time in the fleet

Airbus has been delivered today to the national airline the first fully configured A330neo for ITA Airways and one of a kind.

The event held at the Airbus Transport Center in Toulouse was attended by Philippe Mhun, Executive Vice President Programs and Services Airbus, Christophe Molus, Senior Vice President Airbus at Rolls Royce, Alex Khatibi, Vice President Marketing and Business of the Corporation Air Lease, Riccardo Privitera, Director of Flight Operations of ITA Airlines and Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer of ITA Airlines.

The new plane is dedicated to Gelindo BordinAn Italian marathon runner and Olympic champion, as is the tradition of the Company which has chosen to name its Blue Savoy cars after the glory of Italian sports.

“Today the strategic partnership with Airbus takes an important step – has announced Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer of ITA AirwaysWith Airbus, which we have chosen to be the sole supplier of our fleet, we immediately established a special synergy covering various areas of cooperation and business development. Always with the aim of realizing the most modern, efficient and ecological air mobility, equipped with modern technologies”.

Airbus A33oneo, modern technology

And indeed the Airbus A330neo is built with the best materials in the field of digitalization, innovation, efficiency that combine completely made in Italy design.

So inside we get air cabin which ensures high levels of comfort and spaciousness with a new lighting system and modern entertainment systems with WiFi connectivity. It is structured in three types of services: Business and 30 Thompson Vantage XL recliners, Premium and 24 chair seats ed Economy with 237 seats of which 36 are dedicated Economic comfort – All signed Safran. Business class seats are characterized by full flat which allows passengers to have a real bed, with direct access to the aisle.

To emphasize interior designed by architect Walter De Silva which fully reflects the new identity of the national airline. In the middle of the creative concept, elements such as comfort, beauty, simplicity, but above all natural materials and colors stand out. All with one goal: to enhance the quality of life on board and ensure the maximum well-being of passengers in all phases of the flight. The leading role is reserved for natural lighting andlight setting which smoothly changes in the different conditions available on board. Particular attention to the choice of colors is shown inside 6 light theme which provides variations in level rotation to ensure optimal visual comfort.

A330neo interior

About the armchairs, The IFE system of the latest generation is present in all seats, which are therefore equipped with 17.3” (Business), 15.6” (First Economy) and 13.3” (Economy) low-resolution touchscreens with 4K resolution for one. user experience simple and fluid. Thanks to this new system, customers will also be able to see destination information through an interactive 3D map that adds a variety of audio and video on-demand content, movies, TV series and music to 372 hours of video programs and 22 hours of audio. programming.

For those who can’t afford to be disconnected even during flight, the plane has Bluetooth audio equipment and a connection thanks to which, through the portal, the customer can buy different packages according to his needs: messages, mail and internet browsing, streaming.

Ita Airways has sustainability among its priorities

But more than comfort for passengers, Ita Airways puts sustainability. The arrival of the lighter, quieter and more efficient A330neo marks another milestone in this initiative. which provides a fleet made up of 80% new generation aircraft by the end of 2026. A plan that will allow it to become Europe’s greenest air carrier by that date. In terms of innovative technology, the visitor boasts modern Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines of the new generation, new wings and several innovations that benefit aerodynamics. It is capable of flying 7 200 nm / 13 334 km non-stop and achieves fuel and air CO₂ consumption per seat that is 25% lower than the previous generation aircraft.

With this acquisition, the Company’s strategy is consolidated, which aims at a fleet consisting entirely of Airbus aircraft, 68 currently in operation (4 A220, 50 A320 Family, 8 A330-200 and 6 A350-900).