Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi – created on January 1, 2012 by merging its aeronautics businesses into a single company – Finmeccanica is a leading player in the most advanced international aeronautics programs.
The Alenia Aermacchi military and commercial aircraft businesses are based respectively in Turin and Naples, while the registered office is in Venegono, near Varese. The product portfolio includes proprietary products like the M-346 is today the only aircraft designed to meet the training needs of pilots of 4th and 5th generation combat aircraft, and tje C-27J, the only true modern tactical airlifter available today worldwide.
Alenia Aermacchi has key roles in world-class programs like Eurofighter Typhoon, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Neuron European UCAV demonstrator. It also plays leading roles in commercial aircraft, designing and building advanced aerostructures for state of the art airliners including the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the latest Bombardier CSeries.
In an equal-share joint venture with EADS, it owns ATR, which dominates the regional turboprop market. With the Russian company Sukhoi it is developing and marketing the Superjet 100, the most advanced and environmentally friendly regional jet available on the market.
Its subsidiaries include Alenia Aermacchi North America and SuperJet International. Its other international joint ventures and consortia include Eurofighter and GMAS in the USA.
The company merges the businesses, products, sites and traditions of Alenia Aeronautica and Alenia Aermacchi. The name traces its lineage to 1913, when the original Nieuport-Macchi was founded. Alenia Aermacchi is the heir to the great traditions of almost 20,000 aircraft designed, build and maintained by companies bearing such famous names as Aeritalia, Alenia, Fiat, Macchi e Romeo.