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Doha Airshow 2018: Italian Air Force and Qatar Display Team

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, starting at 1:45 pm, the skies of Doha in front of the Corniche will host some of the most amazing aircraft in the world. The Italian Air Force, together with the Qatari Display Team, will enchant the Corniche with a unique exhibition organized by the Embassy of Italy in Doha and sponsored by Leonardo, the Italy-based aerospace and defence company.

The extraordinary and breath-taking show will include the T-346 A, considered the best advanced trainer aircraft available on the market today, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the latest-generation multi-role fighter – both performed by the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Italian Air Force Flight Test Wing), which is responsible for the study and evaluation of all ground and flight tests of aeronautical weapon systems – and the Italian Air Force aerobatic team “Frecce Tricolori”, the world’s largest and most known acrobatics patrol, with their ten aircraft performing together. Heir of historical acrobatic traditions, this team of the Italian Air Force is well known all over the world for their stunning aircraft stunts, contributing with their prestige to promote and represents the excellence of Italy abroad.

“We are very proud and excited that the Italian Air Force will perform for the very first time an aerobatic show with the Qatar Display Team in the sky of Doha – said H.E. Pasquale Salzano, Ambassador of Italy” – “This spectacular event further confirms the bonds of friendship between Italy and Qatar, and reflects the warm welcome of Qatari people towards the Italian community”.

“It is an honour for us to bring the Italian Flag in Doha together with the excellence in the Defence sector” – said Col. Luciano Ippoliti, Chief of the Reparto Sperimentale Volo. “This event contributes to strengthening the ties of our collaboration with Qatari Armed Forces and the image of Italy as a country of high reliability in terms of know-how and technological capabilities, enhancing synergy and cooperation also with the Italian aerospace and defence industry”.

Valerio Stella, Leonardo General Manager in Doha, commented: “I am delighted that Leonardo’s most advanced aeronautics technologies will be on show. The chance to admire our M-346 advanced jet trainer, the Eurofighter Typhoon and Italian aerobatic team as they soar over this beautiful city is something unique and extraordinary. We have long been committed to providing a high level of excellence in technologies and services for the Italian Air Force and with the same dedication we are working daily here in Qatar supporting the country institutions with our products and capabilities”.