JUNKET: The DEW Line goes on Italian aerospace tour



AleniaAermacchi is hosting a press tour this week in Italy. As you can see above, the itinerary includes stops in Turin, near Milan, Rome and Naples. Your humble correspondent gratefully accepted the invitation. (It’s, um, a difficult assignment — cough-cough — but I’m a professional journalist and blogger; I’ll do my best to make it through.)

I’ll be mostly in an airport or on a plane for the next 14 hours, as my flight connects through Frankfurt. But here’s a snapshot of the itinerary.

TUESDAY: Tour & briefings in Turin, the home of C-27J manufacturing.

WEDNESDAY: Tour & briefings in Venegono, home of AleniaAermacchi’s trainer aircraft

THURSDAY: Briefings at Finmeccanica headquarters in Rome

FRIDAY: Observe G222 delivery ceremony to Afghan forces in Naples

I’ll try to post daily updates. We’ve got a tight itinerary, and we’re moving around quite a bit. So the updates may be subject to some delays.

I do hope to show you as many of the highlights of the tour as I can. It isn’t often that AleniaAermacchi invites US journalists for a visit, so this will be a rare glimpse for an outsider to get a close-up look at their operations. 

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2 Responses to JUNKET: The DEW Line goes on Italian aerospace tour

  1. Birdog 21 September, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    Be sure to ask about the BA-609 at the Finmeccanica briefs. When in rome… ;)

  2. eg 21 September, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    “– but I’m a professional journalist and blogger; I’ll do my best to make it through.” – Okay, I might buy into that for Fort Worth and LMCO.

    I’m sure your readers appreciate the sacrifices you make. Stay away from the Napoli Peroni.

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