Preceded by a series of meetings in various locations of the city of Collegno, aimed at illustrating the centuries-old history of the airport, on Thursday, June 30, at the Salone dei 500 at the Turin Industrial Union, a conference introduced by the President Licia Mattioli entitled: “the Aerospace Industry: prospects of development through skills, innovation and research”, was held, targeted especially to the attention of the youngsters of the Polytechnic University and the aeronautical technical schools who attended the conference.
Among the speakers were Gen. Maurizio Nastasi of the Italian Air Force, the Rector of the Turin Politechnic, Prof. Marco Gilli, Prof. Patrizia Chiesa of the Carlo Grassi Technical Institute, Tom Dealessandri and Andrea Romiti of the Piedmont Aerospace District, Eng. Valerio Cioffi from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Eng. Riccardo Procacci of Avio Aero, Eng. Pietro Messidoro of Thales Alenia Space Italy, Eng. Vittorio Murer of utc Aerospace Systems Microtechnology, Prof. Stefano Serra of its Aerospace Foundation, and Dr Angelo Moriondo, President of the Aero Club Torino. The conference moderator was the journalist of the “Il Sole 24 Ore” Dr Marco Ferrando.
In the afternoon, the students visited the premises of Thales Alenia, in Corso Marche and later, in the adjacent Aeritalia Airport, attended the test flights of the Frecce Tricolori made prior to their exhibition scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd.