The Italian Almanac


Italian News - June 15

A Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft will feature at the Paris Le Bourget Air Show 2005 with consortium partner Alenia, in combination with the skilled airmanship of Italian Air Force pilots, providing the Show-stopping air display. An Italian Air Force series production aircraft will also be situated on the static display area for viewing throughout the Show.

The Eurofighter pavilion houses a presentation area that demonstrates the aircraft’s capability and pivotal role in a network-centric battle environment. This theme will be further emphasised with a new and exciting audio/visual presentation scheduled to run concurrently throughout the week for welcome visitors. A full scale replica with a comprehensive weapon display, and a cockpit simulator, will demonstrate the weapon system’s outstanding capabilities.

All 148 Tranche 1 aircraft are in final or advanced stages of production, which will ensure a sustained delivery rate to the customer throughout 2005. In April, the deployment of IS002 from Alenia’s final assembly facilities in Torino to 4° Stormo “Amadeo d’Aosta” at Grosseto, Italy, meant that all four partner air forces now operate series production single-seaters.