ROME – Airbus has officially released the first images of the new admiral aircraft of ITA Airways, the airline born in 2021 from the ashes of Alitalia.
The aircraft registered on the tail as FB (supposedly as EI-IFB) will be the first of the nine A350-900s aircraft leased by ITA to resume its intercontinental services.
The aircraft represents the top of the actual aircraft market and is the most eco-efficient in its category.
The one to be delivered to ITA, in particular, will be equipped with the performance improvement package, with new winglets with longer and tinner ends, new wings with scum angle implemented from the previous 31.9 degrees to the current 32 degrees, top speed efficiency and fuel economy improvements.
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The A350, with its folding wings, ensures maximum aerodynamic efficiency and increases top speed and cruising performance.
EI-IFB, with its splendid “blue Italia” livery, will be entitled to Marcello Lippi, one of the most famous Italian football coaches of all time.
Not much else is known about the internal configuration of the aircraft since it comes from a group of aircraft orders placed by Hainan Airlines and never picked up for the economic crisis that the airline crossed in 2019.
ITA, since its birth, affirmed that it would have configured its long-haul planes with a four-class configuration but, as said before, not much is else known about the seat configuration of this first A350-900.
With the arrival of the first of the widebodies, ITA will boost the resume phase of its intercontinental connections to the U.S., South America, and Asia.
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The aircraft is planned to operate its first route on June 2 from Rome to Buenos Aires (Argentina).
After almost two years, the Italian and Argentinian capital cities will be connected again by direct flights, with no more needing for passengers to stop at other European airports such as Frankfurt or London.
The new A350 will also be in service on connections between Rome and LA, Rome and New York, and, in the next future, on the Rome-Sao Paulo masterpiece for the old Alitalia.