ITA Airways Unveils its Sustainability Manifesto at Farnborough International Airshow for First Time

Published on: 21 July 2022 08:15 AM
by KnowESG
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ITA Airways and ENAC held a press conference two days ago at the Airbus Pavilion Auditorium at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), detailing its sustainable initiatives for the first time.

The airways revealed its initial nine-month performance and its commitment to sustainability. It says sustainability is core to its operations and wants to become the greenest airline in Europe by 2025.

The ultimate highlight of the occasion was the ITA Airways Sustainability Manifesto, a representation of the company's dedication to the earth and its people. The plan for the company's sustainable strategy blends corporate expansion with the development of long-term sustainable values.

Fabio Lazzerini, CEO of ITA Airways, and Pierluigi di Palma, President of ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, presided over the press conference. Emiliano Ponzi, a well-known Italian illustrator, contributed to this project, transforming thoughts into graphics.

In addition, in April of last year, ITA Airways and Airbus inked a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership in the field of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Italy.

ITA Airways will partner with Airbus to build the environment surrounding the launch of the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft, which is currently in the design phase.

After the conference, all members of the press were invited to view the Airbus A350 parked in the centre of the exhibition. The new A350, which is dedicated to the greatness of Italian sportsman Enzo Bearzot, is distinguished by the redesigned interiors designed by Walter De Silvia, which blend elegance with sustainability.

The A350 is more efficient, quieter, and lighter than the preceding generation of aircraft. Innovative aerodynamics and a high-efficiency aircraft engine (the Trent XWB) from Rolls-Royce optimise range and payload for efficiency. ITA Airways' fuel consumption and per-passenger carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by more than 25 per cent due to the new aircraft. Other aircraft of the newest generation, such as the Airbus A220-300, will join the fleet in the autumn.

Source: ITA Airways

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