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Report from the 2022 Annual Assembly meeting: Air Tech Italy strengthens its actions to promote Made in Italy on international markets and in Italy in the context of the major challenges outlined in the new National Airport Plan

On November 24th, Air Tech Italy held its annual Assembly .

This event celebrated the Association’s second year of activity, a year of intense work in which the foundations were laid for the development of Air Tech Italy’s main drivers: internationalization, sustainability and digitalization.

We were very happy with the support of ENAC, which hosted the Assembly in its headquarters. ENAC has been a key partner that has supported the association in addressing international institutional bodies, in particular MAECI and MIT, giving a voice to the association and its members at a time when all have been faced with many challenges and changes.

At the end of the statutory duties during the private Assembly, Air Tech Italy President Giulio De Carli outlined the plan for the activities for 2023, emphasising the importance of the guidance that has been outlined in the new National Plan for Airports, focusing on the themes of sustainability, digitalization, energy saving and intermodality.

Topics that are of critical importance when companies are looking to innovate their portfolio and start addressing foreign markets.

The public session of the Assembly was addressed by the President of ENAC, Pierluigi Di Palma, with a visionary speech on the organisation’s innovative activities, the Director General of ACI Europe, Olivier Jankovec, illustrated the state of the aviation industry in Europe and beyond.

General Mario Sciandra, Head of the Infrastructure Service of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Logistics Command gave a speech on the framework of the investments in military airports and the Vice President Innovation & Quality of ADR SpA, Emanuele Calà, presented the innovation strategy at Italy’s largest Italian airport.

“Air Tech Italy, thanks to the relations with other international aviation associations and the experience that member companies have gained in the different markets, is in the position of being a qualified interface and a channel for information sharing on best practices, solutions and innovation models. This can contribute to achieving the objectives of the various modernization and efficiency improvement plans as outlined in the National Airport Plan, in line with the focus on digitalization, sustainability and energy savings”, according to Air Tech Italy President Giulio De Carli. “The potential of passenger air traffic in Italy will grow by 2035 to around 262 million passengers in the baseline scenario to 308 million passengers in the most optimistic scenario. This favours a solid growth in airport investments where airport management companies will have to find the necessary resources for upgrading their infrastructure”.

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