Scuderia Ferrari's legendary F1 team manager, diminutive Frenchman Jean Todt, looked in on Finmeccanica's stand (Hall 2A, Stand E19) to celebrate the on-going relationship between its companies Alenia Aerospazio and AgustaWestland and the Maranello-based super-car maker and grand prix team.

"Our agreement with Finmeccanica gives us many benefits, including structures, metallurgy, quality processes, aerodynamics and general organisation."

In response, Alenia Aerospazio president Giorgio Zappa says: "Our three-year relationship is a mutual one as we too benefit from our association with Ferrari. "As a traditional aerospace company, perhaps the most important thing we can learn is how to speed up our activities. Ferrari's F1 team moves so fast in so many different ways, while we tend to take more of a long-term view."

Source: Flight Daily News