GOCE science satellite completes mission

After more than four and a half years of operation, the GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady State Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite is about to complete its mission started back in March 2009 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome , Russia. GOCE, built and integrated by Thales Alenia Space, was undoubtedly the first and most sophisticated satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) for the study of the Earth's gravitational field and the circulation of...
Rome 28/10/2013

1000 flight hours for the NH-90 helicopter

After a little more than a year after their first operational mission in Afghanistan, two NH-90 helicopters of the Italian Army Aviation (AVES), part of the "Fenice" (phoenix) Task Force have exceeded 1000 hours of flight during a reconnaissance over Herat
Herat 16/10/2013

First production AW189 performs its Maiden Flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company , announces that the first production AW189 has performed its first flight yesterday at the plant in Vergiate, Italy.
Vergiate 10/10/2013

ATR and Nordic Aviation Capital increase the order on the 600 Series

On the occasion of the European Regional Association (ERA) General Assembly, Nordic Aviation Capital and ATR (joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi ed EADS) signed an agreement for the increase of the order referring to the ATR 72-600 placed by the Danish leasing company during the past Paris Airshow
Salzburg 03/10/2013

ATR signs agreement with Garuda and Nordic Aviation Capital for 25 aicrafts

ATR (joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi ed EADS) signed an agreement with the Indonesian vector Garuda and with the Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital for 25 72-600 aircrafts
Rome 01/10/2013

Successful launch of first Cygnus spacecraft

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), was the star of today's September 18th launch of the first of nine Cygnus PCM modules on board of the Antares launcher
United States 18/09/2013

1000 young professionals for Finmeccanica

The Group will recruit 1500 youths, who will work in areas with high levels of technological and industrial content, for its main operating companies in Italy.
Rome 11/07/2013

AgustaWestland unveils "Project Zero" Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

On the occasion of Paris international Airshow, AgustaWestland today unveiled its "Project Zero" tilt rotor technology demonstrator, giving an insight into what advanced rotorcraft of the future may look like.
Le Bourget (Paris) 19/06/2013

Alenia Aermacchi and the Italian National Armaments Directorate: agreement to jointly develop a new jet trainer

Alenia Aermacchi and the Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate of the Italian Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement to jointly define the operational specifications and collaborate on the development of a new basic-advanced trainer, the M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) and expected to enter service between 2017-2020.
Le Bourget (Paris) 19/06/2013

Le Bourget Airshow - 10 ATR 72-600s for Passaredo

On the occasion of Paris international Airshow, ATR (the European JV between Alenia Aermacchi and EADS) and the leasing firm HGI Aircraft Division, signed a contract for the sale of 20 ATR 72-600s that will be introduced in the fleet of the Brazilian carrier Passaredo Linhas Aéreas. Of these, 10 are firm sales while 10 are options, for a total sum of US$ 482 million.
Le Bourget (Paris) 19/06/2013