Avioportolano is a publishing house that has been publishing information and aeronautical charts since 1987 collecting information data from airports, airfields and private airstrips directly from the source with a network of more than 600 collaborators.
The therm Avioportolano is composed of the word (from the latin avis, meaning bird) and from "portolano" (from portus, meaning port) and indicates the volume containing useful air navigation information for leisure related to airports, airfields and runways for pleasure flights. This term was coined and registered by the founder Guido Medici at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office in 1995 with the publication of the first edition of the volume of the same name (Guido Medici, Avioportolano '95/'96 – Guida al volo turistico e sportivo, Pegaso Edizioni, Venezia, 1995) and soon became part of the current language of the pilots.
Avioportolano publications began in Italy in 1987 following the adoption of law 106 of 1985 Guidelines on pleasure and sports flights. At that time, Italian law prohibited the use of airports (which could only be used by general aviation aircraft) for this type of apparatus and, having the need for different and specific landing areas, there was an exceptional increase in private runways in Italy classified as "airfields" and "airstrips" which are not monitored by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and not published (if not in part) in AIP Italy (Aeronautical Information Publication).Avioportolano has bridged the information gap in this particular sector, by launching the first "National Census of Light Aviation Facilities" between 1987 and 1989,which was subsequently repeated every two years until 2016. Since 2017 it has been carried out on an annual basis. In the same year, the publishing company became a Limited Liability Company with the legal name of Avioportolano Srl administered and managed by the founder Guido Medici.
Censuses and Publications
Avioportolano now carries out constant monitoring activities on more than 600 runways, using its own network of collaborators and detectors and carrying out constant verification and updating activities of the data. The information outlook of the geography of the light aviation facilities present in Italy is completed by Avioportolano Italy with the publication of a special aeronautical chart for VFR flight in scale 1:500.000 extended to all the Italian territory and to those neighbouring from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Avioportolano since 1987 has published information and aeronautical cartography, collecting information data from airports, airfields and private airfields.
The company is committed to continuously improving the offer of its products taking into account the expectations of interested parties.
Avioportolano operates in compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to the sector and guarantees a continuous updating of its resources considering the context in which the company operates.
The Management defines the strategic objectives and undertakes to make the necessary resources available to achieve them.
The Management also considers the involvement and motivation of personnel to be fundamental to guarantee the continuous improvement of the quality management system implemented.
The Management undertakes to disseminate, review and update this Quality Policy in compliance with the strategies of Avioportolano S.r.l.