The newly established International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry (ICCSAI) has been conceived by a small group of academics and researchers who, in the past few years, have carried out several pieces of research and consultancy in the field of air transportation.
What originally caught their attention on such a field of study was a request of assistance and collaboration from S.A.C.B.O., the company who is in charge of Orio al Serio international airport. Very close to Bergamo town, this airport is also not so far from Milan area too. Used to be a local airport, in the last years this fortunate situation made of it an attractive destination for European low cost airlines willing to make a way into the rich northern Italian market of air services. This lucky circumstance, together with the open-minded attitude of the company management, resulted in its present ranking as the fourth Italian airport for the number of passengers. Such a so successful experience prompted both parties to consider the opportunity of establishing an independent research center, with an increased number of supporting organizations and expressly focused on the economics and management of air transportation industry. To achieve this goal an international scientific board has been appointed, with the assignment to supervise the activity of the research team, which bring together academics as well as independent experts.
During the next few years ICCSAI activity will be centered on the publication of an yearly Fact Book and on a number of research projects dealing with more specific economic and business issues.
Banca Popolare di Bergamo
Camera di Commercio di Bergamo
SACBO - Aeroporto di Orio al Serio
SEA - Aeroporti di Milano
ADR - Aeroporti di Roma
SAB - Aeroporto di Bologna
GESAP - Aeroporto di Palermo
Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini, Rector of the University of Bergamo, President
Eng. Fredmano Spairani, President Emeritus
Prof. Stefano Paleari, Vice-President
Emilio Bellingardi, Secretary General
Prof. Renato Redondi, Scientific Director
Eng. Mattia Cattaneo, Scientific Coordinator