Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26 Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3404 times:
The Italian aviation authorities have suspended the AOC of Italian operator Alpi eagles as of January 1st .
Since my Italian is quite rosty,could an Italian member of a.net try to give me the real reason behind the move ?
Officially it seems the argument was about financial viability.
I'd be interested to get the truth behind the official declarations.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2264 posts, RR: 31 Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
Well, that would make sense given the recent history of events. Naples and Venice airport both have publicly reported that Alpi Eagles would owe them huge amounts of money for landing fees and services. They have recently cut back the network dramatically and were often only operating two of their aircraft and a handful of flights. For several months, the Italian CAA only had given them a temporary AOC that now is running out again by the end of the year and supposedly will not be renewed.
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
it indeed seems to be financially related:
ENAC statement: "For the persisting economical-financial crisis of the Italian carrier, with attendant repercussions on the execution and regularly of the services, and in accordance with the European rules, there are no necessary conditions for the maintenance of the licence"
The global amount requested by the two airports is about 6 million Euro (over 4 million Euro for SAVE) relating to the use of the airports, while the debt on Alitalia is 300,000 Euro and about 100,000 for the Italian newspaper.
The President of AlpiEagles, Paolo Sinigaglia, stated he wanted to leave AlpiEagles because "That is the will of company".
The only possible solution for the Italian manager is the company's sell-off and not the leasing to another carrier.
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
In a press release, the carrier blames it all on "External agents" ("Check the sales data to verify how ENAC destroyed with its measures a good commercial activity"). According to ENAC, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, "AlpiEagles suspends the activity because its only operational aircraft will be subject to maintenance for 15 days".