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02 May 13. Alenia Aermacchi celebrates 100th anniversary. On May 1, 2013, Alenia Aermacchi turned 100 years old. The sole aeronautical company in the world to boast over a century of activity under the same shared brand, Alenia was incorporated in 1913 by Giulio Macchi as Società Anonima Nieuport-Macchi. 100 years later, the brand Alenia Aermacchi oversees the aviation sector of Finmeccanica Italy’s main industrial group that ranks in the top ten groups in the aerospace, defense, and security sectors. Created on January 11,2012 from the merger of Alenia Aeronautica, Alenia Aermacchi and Alenia SIA, today’s Alenia Aermacchi is the final step of a long integration process launched in the mid-sixties aimed at streamlining operations to better compete in the international markets, markets which demanded solid companies that offered integrated product portfolios. Today, Alenia Aermacchi has grown its workforce to ca. 12.000 people – a distinct contrast from the 10 workers who built the first Nieuport-Macchi monoplane in 1913. With its activities balanced equally between the military and the civilian sectors, it is a global major player in the aviation industry. During its century of activities, the “Alenia’ companies which progressively merged with under today’s brand have designed, developed, built, delivered and supported nearly 30,00000 aircraft in both the civilian and military sectors. These aircraft have beenoperated by air forces, airlines and private operators around the world.

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