Alenia Aermacchi is the global player which leads the Finmeccanica aeronautics business by continuously increasing its ability to design, build, integrate and support complex systems for both commercial and defense markets worldwide.
The Alenia Aermacchi military and commercial aircraft businesses are based in Turin and Naples, with training aircraft and systems based at Venegono. The product portfolio includes proprietary products like the M-346, the only aircraft today designed to meet the training needs of pilots of 4th and 5th generation combat aircraft, and the C-27J, the only true modern tactical airlifter available today worldwide.
Alenia Aermacchiplays 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 programs through designing and building advanced aerostructures for state of the art airliners including the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the latest Bombardier CSeries.
Alenia a has 50/50 joint venture with EADS, named 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 North America and SuperJet International. Its other international joint ventures and consortia include Eurofighter.
The company combines 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.