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First A330neo joints ITA Airways’ fleet

ITA Airways’ has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, in the presence of Philippe Mhun, Executive Vice President Programmes & Services Airbus, Christophe Molus, Senior Vice President Airbus at Rolls Royce, Alex Khatibi, Vice President Marketing and Commercial Affairs Air Lease Corporation, Riccardo Privitera, Director Flight Operations ITA Airways, and Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer ITA Airways.

Airbus has delivered to Italy’s flagship carrier the first fully configured A330neo for ITA Airways and the only one of its kind. The delivery flight from Toulouse to Fiumicino will be powered by a 16% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

“Today the strategic partnership with Airbus takes one step forward. I am delighted to be here in person at the Toulouse headquarter on the occasion of the delivery of the first AirbusA330neo completely built according to ITA Airways’ new cabin design” said Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer of ITA Airways. “With Airbus, the unique aircraft supplier for our fleet, we have created a special synergy from the beginning, involving different areas of collaboration and business development, always with the aim of realising a more modern, comfortable and fuel-efficient air mobility, equipped with cutting-edge technologies”.

ITA Airways’ new Airbus is dedicated to Gelindo Bordin, the marathon runner and Olympic champion, and follows the airline’s strategy of dedicating its Blue Savoia liveried aircraft to Italiansports champions.

The Airbus A330neo is the Company’s benchmark in terms of technology, digitization, innovation, efficiency and design and ultimate expression of Made in Italy.

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