Name for Macchi after 1961, as a subsidiary of Aeronautica Macchi (see Macchi entry for MB.326 program). Production began 1960 of Aermacchi-Lockheed AL.60 light cabin monoplane, built under rights obtained from Lockheed of USA. 1981 reorganization of Aeronautica Macchi into a holding company, with Aermacchi SpA as a
Aermacchi MB.339
subsidiary undertaking aircraft activities. First flight in August 1976 of current MB-339 jet trainer and light attack aircraft, while in 1996 Aermacchi took over L-90TP RediGO from Valmet of Finland (since redesignated M-290TP RediGO). In January 1997 Aermacchi acquired SIAI Marchetti, inheriting the S211 jet trainer and SF260 piston/turboprop light aircraft. Partner programs include the AMX combat aircraft with EMBRAER of Brazil and Alenia of Italy (see AMX International), and Yak/Aem-130 jet trainer with Yakovlev of Russia. Other work includes production of major components and assemblies for foreign military and commercial aircraft.

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