Piaggio Aerospace certified as military maintenance training organisation

Piaggio Aerospace, one of the leading players in the international aerospace industry, has recently been certified as Maintenance Training Organisation by the Italian Ministry of Defence. The certification was assigned by the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate through the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness and allows the Italian Company to train maintenance personnel on the military configurations of its flagship aircraft, the P.180. In compliance with the European Defence Agency’s regulations EMAR [1] 147, Piaggio Aerospace will provide training courses valid for obtaining the Military Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

This is a step that further consolidates Piaggio Aerospace’s strategic role within the Defence industry. For many years, the Company has been maintaining several kinds of aero engines (e. g. the Viper in use by the Italian National Aerobatic Team) and has been designing, developing and supporting unmanned aerial systems, air ambulances and special-mission aircraft, with proven specific technical expertise.

“Being certified for military aircraft training represents another acknowledgement of the Company’s know-how by the Italian Armed Forces”, said Mrs Manuela Ramella, Chief Technical Officer and Quality Manager at Piaggio Aerospace, “and gives us the chance to support the standardisation of military airworthiness within the European Union”.

[1]  European Military Airworthiness Requirements