The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace industry in the world and the largest manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft. The company provides a variety of support services to airlines and to the armed forces. It has customers in over 90 countries. Boeing has more than 168,000 employees in 65 countries; It posted revenue of 86.6 billion dollars in 2013.
Italy is the second largest European supplier of industrial Boeing (excluding aircraft engines) – the partnership includes collaboration with Finmeccanica and its operating companies Alenia Aeronautica (for the 787) and AgustaWestland (for new ICH-47F for the Army).
In 2006, Boeing has signed a major contract with the Ministry of Defense for the supply of the latest KC-767 Tanker to replace 707 of the Air Force: Italy can boast of having the world’s most sophisticated tanker aircraft.
The first KC-767 aircraft has been delivered in late 2010 and the supply has been completed in 2012.
The IG O&M has been selected from the beginning of the program as a qualified supplier AS9110 for the maintenance of the aircraft 767 CTA (Commercial Training Asset, from 2008 to 2011) and then for the maintenance in “line” and in “hangar” of No. 4 aircraft KC -767 at the military airport of Pratica di Mare (Rome).
Through its highly skilled technicians the IG O&M has carved out a significant role in the development of the program KC-767 with satisfaction by both the customer-Boeing by the end user/ Italian Air Force.