Italy has around 8,000 km of coastline and hundreds of islands which, despite being sought-after tourist destinations, are currently only connected by ferries and occasionally by hydrofoils.
In the early 1930s Italy had up to 40 operational water aerodromes. These seaplanes connected the country long before mass air transport made airports and aircraft prevail. However, seaplanes have great potential and advantages compared to helicopters and airplanes when it comes to meeting the needs of high quality tourism, seeking exclusive destinations, passenger experiences, whilst also caring about the environment.
Eos, named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, is the project to set up a seaplane airline based around the Tyrrhenian ses. The possible destinations for regular scheduled and charter seaplane flights are almost unlimited: passengers, baggage and cargo can be transported from airport hubs to almost all the islands and coastal tourist resorts.
The main advantage of a seaplane connection over a standard air service is the simplicity and low cost set up and running of the necessary infrastructure. In addition the water aerodromes have a lower impact on the landscape, using only a small portion of existing ports for maritime traffic.
Eos will initially connect the islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea before expanding to other destinations that attract Italian and foreign tourists.
Although the destinations will be defined in detail on the basis of agreements with the local authorities, tour operators and airlines, the network will be centered around the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The growing environmental awareness of travelers focuses on the development of sustainable tourism. Seaplanes are an alternative means of transport with a low environmental impact, both from the point of view of infrastructure and consumption.
The mooring piers have a very limited draft (usually no more than 0.35 meters), therefore the presence of hydro-scales influences the circulation of surface waters only minimally, and has no impact on the circulation of deep waters, preserving its environment. The impact of a seaplane on the movement of the seawater mass is negligible, since the entire propulsion system of the aircraft is above the surface of the water.
Unlike ships, seaplanes do not dump sewage or oily water and their hulls are not treated with toxic antifouling paints.
Exhaust emissions from seaplanes are released into the atmosphere above sea level, thus minimizing the direct negative impact on the marine environment.
Finally, from a landscape point of view, the impact of seaplane operations is minimal as the landing, take off and operational area can be shared with other activities - mainly maritime operations - and there is no need for an area to be reserved exclusively for seaplane operations.
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