UAE advanced trainer M346 gets certification
Alenia Aermacchi has received certification for the M-346 Master which was selected by the UAE air force in February as its jet trainer.
The presentation of the D.O.M.A. (Design Organisation Military Approval) certification “with privileges” to the Finmeccanica company, was held at the Italian General Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments (DGAA).
Alenia Aermacchi is the first Italian aeronautical company to receive the privilege to directly and autonomously manage the homologation process and continuing airworthiness of the M-346 Master advanced trainer.
The privileges presently apply to the ECS (Environmental Control System), Windshield & Canopy System, Lighting System and all equipment. This allows internal M-346 design and development processes to be made more efficient and to streamline its interface with the DGAA.
Gen. Isp. Giovanni Perrone Compagni, Director General of Aeronautical Armaments, handed the certificate to Alenia Aermacchi CEO Carmelo Cosentino, who said “I am certain that this important milestone will further contribute to the national and international success of the M-346 Master”.