Alenia Aeronautica and Aerostar S.A. Sign a Memorandum of Agreement for Future Collaboration in the Aerospace Field

  • (Source: Alenia Aeronautica)
  • 12:00 AM, October 22, 2008
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Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company and AEROSTAR S.A. have signed today in Bucharest a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a long-lasting constructive business cooperation on various aerospace industrial and engineering activities.>> Alenia and AEROSTAR will collaborate for the Eurofighter Typhoon programme, if the aircraft will be chosen by the Romanian Air Force, but the MoA also opens the doors to Aerostar for Finmeccanica aerospace activities and it will pave the way to a partnership that could be extended to other civil and military programmes.>> This Eurofighter Typhoon project represents an outstanding opportunity for Aerostar to join the largest European defence programme with an economic impact in the four partner countries - Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain - of well over 40 billion euros, and that involves more than 400 companies in Europe and 100.000 workforce.> The Eurofighter Typhoon is the best multirole aircraft available on the market today; the most important European defence collaboration programme with more than 100.000 people working on that and the most important European high-technology programme.>> With 707 aircraft under contract, the Eurofighter Typhoon is the best selling aircraft of its category and the only swing-role capable aircraft available on the market.>> The Typhoon is the most cost-effective new-generation multirole aircraft both in terms of acquisition cost and in terms of life-cicle cost when compared to performances. No other comparable combat aircraft costs like the Typhoon.