A Mil Mi 26T heavy transport helicopter (NATO code name “Halo”), the largest helicopter ever produced, made a firefighting display on Nov. 14th at Rome Urbe airport. Arrived from Greece (where it supported the season’s firefighting campaign) on Nov. 12th, the Mi 26, belonging to the UTair and serialled RA-06019, is currently under evaluation by the Protezione Civile. The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli during the display.
Last week, along with Giovanni Maduli, I attended the Gate XXI trade fair and exhibition, held at Rome Urbe airport. Gate XXI is the first International exhibition organized in Italy dealing with the aerospace industry, […]
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I’ve recently written about the Italian Canadairs (read here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-italian-canadairs-in-seasonal-firefighting-service/), however, there a lot of other type of aircraft involved in the seasonal firefighting service that can be spotted in the Italian airports. These aircraft […]