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One of the most famous air acrobatics team of the world, Frecce Tricolori (Italy) will attend on July 21-22 the ‘Bucharest International Air Show & General Aviation Exhibition’ (BIAS 2012), on the International Airport Bucharest Baneasa-Aurel Vlaicu, organisers announced.The Frecce Tricolori (Italian, literally Tricolour Arrows), is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare, based at Rivolto Air Force Base, in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, province of Udine. They were formed in 1961 as an Air Force team. The team flies the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN, a two-seat fighter-trainer craft capable of 898 km/h at sea level, with nine aircraft and a solo (the highest number of aircraft of any aerobatic team in the world).The event is a celebration of 100 years of aeronautical history of the Bucharest Baneasa Airport and will feature famous air acrobatics team of Romania and abroad.BIAS 2012 is organised by the ‘Bucharest Airports’ National Company and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, jointly with the Bucharest Municipality.“This is already the fourth event of this kind we are organising, so it has already become a tradition. As for the teams that will perform, we are certainly honoured by the fact that Frecce Tricolori could accept our invitation. Another team – also military and also from abroad – is Turkish Stars. Let’s not forget about the Romanian teams, with a special mention for the Romanian team Hawks. Furthermore, the national airline Tarom will have a civil aircraft in the show. We will also enjoy the presence (99 pc confirmed) of the Romanian Air Forces and of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, as well as the SRI,” said Valentin Iordache, Communication Director Bucharest Airports National Company. The organisers mention that the public will be granted free access and mention that they expect about 50,000 spectators each day of the event.During the two days of BIAS 2012, the Bucharest Baneasa Airportwill also host the first exhibition of general aviation in Romania – General Aviation Exhibition – that will feature dozens of airplanes, from ultralight aircraft to business jets. An important contribution to bringing Frecce Tricolori in this event belongs to the Embassy of Italy in Bucharest.“Frecce Tricolori acrobatic team is maybe one of the best teams of this kind in the world. Is a success to bring the Italian acrobatic team here because usually their agenda is full all the time for the next 3 or 4 years. Their presence is a very good moment of our bilateral relations, a sign of friendship and it represents the really excellent bilateral relationship between Italy and Romania”, the Italian Ambassador Mario Cospito told Nine O’Clock.The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia decided to organize a special event on this occasion at the Italian Ambassador residence in Bucharest on July 19th. “It is a special event meant to promote the tourism opportunities of this beautiful region and also the traditional agro-food products of the region. All the pilots and the staff of Frecce Tricolori are invited and will be present”, Ambassador Mario Cospito said.