Alenia Aeronautica is denying reports that Italian state aid will be used to build a new facility at Grottaglie to assemble the centre- and aft-fuselage sections and horizontal tail of the Boeing 7E7 (Flight International, 26 October-1 November). According to Alenia, the entire €500 million ($630 million) investment will be raised internally, but will include tax relief and other industrial aid that national governments and the European Union are able to grant to promote industrial activities in special areas, such as southern Italy.


Source: Flight International