The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 “MASTER” makes its first three aircraft formation flight

Alenia Aermacchi - 5/18/2009

The 60-minute flight was made by the two prototypes and LRIP00, representative of the series production configuration, while the M-311 aircraft acted as camera ship.
Alenia Aermacchi is proceeding with the last M-346 development activities and is fitting out the new hangar dedicated to the automated build-up and structural assembly lines for series production at a rate of 18-24 aircraft annually, which can be increased in case of specific needs.

Thanks to the extremely advanced and automated industrialization process, Alenia Aermacchi will be able to address effectively the market demand for trainers aimed at pilots of 4th and 5th generation combat aircraft. Presently the M-346 “MASTER” has been chosen for a total of more than 60 aircraft and there are going to be other commercial opportunities through the participation to important international bids.