The Italian Civil Aviation Society is a independent nonprofit research institution, founded in Lido di Camaiore on November 18th, 2017 by professionals of the Aviation Industry, diplomats, academics and researchers. Our commitment is to study and enhance the Aviation Industry historical evolution, the Aviation Diplomacy potential in international relations and the future of International Civil Aviation. This can be achieved through our network of projects, where we invite and welcome experts and professionals of the Aeronautical, Industrial and Institutional field from all over the world. The Italian Civil Aviation Society headquarters, the presidency, the Italian Aviation Diplomacy Institute and the Giuseppe Teucci Historical Archive are hosted in Villa Marta Maria in Lido di Camaiore, on the northern Tuscan coast called Versilia.
Villa Marta Maria
The villa, historic house of General Giuseppe Teucci, is located in Lido di Camaiore, Tuscany. Villa Marta Maria was several times a front-line witness of war operations during World War II. Initially occupied by German troops1, it was then requisitioned by American troops, serving as Ammunition Base for the 92nd Infantry Division “Buffalo Soldiers” of the U.S. Allied Army in Italy from June 1944 to April 19452.
1 READ NOTORIAL ACT OF THE JUDICIARY COURT IN VIAREGGIO N. 5083 OF 13 JUNE 1953 BY JUDGE FRANCESCO SCARDULLA.
2 READ LETTER FROM THE GENERAL DIRECTOR FOR GENERAL AFFAIRS OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF 6 SEPTEMBER 1955 AND MOD. D “WAR DAMAGES” OF THE REVENUE OFFICE IN LUCCA No. 3826 OF 2 OCTOBER 1946.
The Society promotes its activities by organizing conferences, roundtables, publishing historical analyses and literary works on its official portal. Our main field of studies is the historical evolution of the aeronautical industry from its beginning to the present day, placing particular emphasis on the geopolitical and diplomatic use of air transportation as key element in foreign affairs policies. We also promote and preserve the cultural heritage of our national Aviation Industry and the heroism of our national Aviation Pioneers. The Society adheres to the Charter of Principles for Research in Social and Human Sciences published by the CNR Commission for Research Ethics and Bioethics. Each year, more than 8 000 participants take part in the numerous events promoted by our Society across the main cities of Italy, Europe and the world, where we invite and welcome prestigious Government authorities, diplomats, aviation industry leaders and professionals, academics and military staff.
“I am sincerely delighted by the admirable effort given by the Italian Civil Aviation Society in preserving the Italian Diplomatic and Aeronautical traditions. I consider it a sign of trust and commitment to the future of our great Country.”
Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italian Republic
The Italian Aviation Diplomacy Institute (IADI), research organism of the Society, promotes the research on the past, current and future challenges of aviation industry diplomatic potential in a national and international context. The institute promotes the research on the relationship between foreign policies and aviation industry in strategic sectors such as industrial, commercial and touristic but also in more delicate sectors as the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Diplomacy, emergency repatriation operations and humanitarian. An ancient tradition started with the seaplane industry, being well known that the Savoia-Marchetti S.55, Italo Balbo’s Air Armada seaplane and father of modern airliners, contributed to the launch of many airlines as Alaska Airlines, Airvia Transportation Company, Marine Air Transport Co. and Aeroflot. This is undoubtedly the only institution in the world that promotes the analysis and research on the relationship between Aviation Industry and International Relations.
The Giuseppe Teucci Historical Archive, was officially placed under the protection of the Italian Aviation Diplomacy Institute on December 1st, 2017. The Historical Archive, entirely composed by top classified technical, diplomatic and political reports of former Italian Air Attaché in Berlin Teucci, represents an exclusive source for the study on diplomacy and air power during World War II. The opening of the Historical Archive to academics, writers and researchers marks the culmination of a desire to spread this extraordinary historical heritage thanks to the unpublished and importance of the materials hosted. The Society offers constant impulse to any editorial action, to research activities by making a strict selection of the requests of access to the Historical Archive. The Italian Civil Aviation Society is directly responsible for the Historical Archive profile towards the public in a national and international context and for the preservation of this exclusive and unique heritage.
Gen. S.A. “A” Giuseppe Teucci
Giuseppe Teucci born in Poppi on December 6th, 1900. Pilot of the Savoia Marchetti S.55 “I-TEUC” on the Western Mediterranean (1928), Eastern Mediterranean (1929), the South Atlantic (1930) and North Atlantic (1933) cruises. In 1934 he is Air Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Berlin, also accredited to Finland and Lithuania. In 1939 he is also accredited to Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and, in 1941, assumes the functions of Senior Liaison Officer between the Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe. In 1947, appointed General, he commands the Scuola di Guerra Aerea and, in 1954, the 3rd Air Region (Z.A.T.). He died in Lido di Camaiore on January 25th, 1963.
For a more ACCURATE study on the historical and genealogical lineage of the Teucci Family, and branches connected to it, please DOWNLOAD the testo a cura di Stefano Luca Vialetto e Margherita Andreani, ED. 2012.
The Historical Archive, composed by a rich unpublished documentary heritage preserved by the aviators3 Teucci, is extremely significant for the industrial and diplomatic relations of the whole 20th century. In particular, around 2 000 documents are hosted about the technical-military relations within the Regia Aeronautica, the Luftwaffe, the Suomen Ilmavoimat and the Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (1934-1943) and, after the war, with the U.S.A. Two files of classified reports and cartographies about Operation Seelöwe as well as secret records about the liberation from Dachau concentration camp of the Jewish relative of U.S. General Julius Klein, Nathan Ticho4, have also been preserved in excellent condition. The Historical Archive collections can be studied by scheduling an appointment with our cabinet, while the memorabilia donated to the Italian Air Force can be viewed by visiting the Italian Air Force Historical Museum situated in Vigna di Valle (30 miles from Rome).
3 read “Cap. Pil. M.A.V.M. Virginio Teucci” biography, lost in the skies of EX-u.s.s.R.
4 read “Una storia poco conosciuta” by Italian Ambassador Mr. Maurizio Teucci.
Italian Air Force Museum
The Museum is located in the Idroscalo di Vigna di Valle, the oldest in Italy, and is one of the largest Aviation museums in the world. Arranged in 4 large exhibition pavilions, the Museum houses 80 aircraft and a large collection of aeronautical memorabilia that allow visitors the unveil, in chronological order, the history of the Italian Air Force and of its aviators.
For more information, For the regulations of the Museum and the procedures to be followed for booking a free guided tour OF THE FACILITIES, please VISIT the official website of the ITALIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM.
The Mario Calderara Award for Aeronautical Excellence aims to identify and reward any organization who have actively worked in projects for the enhancement of the Aeronautical Culture and also individuals who have distinguished themselves for the high results obtained in aeronautical studies, researches or doctoral thesis. With this prestigious award, the Society intends to recognize and reward those who work with passion, spreading and giving prestige to the Aeronautical Culture. There are no predefined guidelines for the choice of the winners, we invite everyone to send their recommendations, which will all be taken into consideration by our Board of Directors and decide who will be invited to receive this important recognition. We strongly believe that it’s important to reward those who, working well, are already under the spotlight but also, and mainly, new emerging personalities of great value.
The Society’s magazine La Centuria Alata, published every six months, arises from the need to keep our Associates informed about all cultural activities carried out by the Italian Civil Aviation Society and to maintain an outstanding level of knowledge about the fast developing aviation sector among our Members. The magazine is sent to all Associates and Members by personal email every 6 months. La Centuria Alata is a valuable magazine specialized in main events related to the international aeronautical industry but also ranges across geopolitical, diplomatic and commercial sectors. Our editors and writers are researchers, academics, professionals of the aeronautical sector and also simple aviation enthusiasts. La Centuria Alata Magazine also covers any major national and international aeronautical event through the publication of news, final technical reports, exclusive interviews and ad hoc surveys.
“I wish all the members of the Italian Civil Aviation Society continued success in your valuable work.”
Group Chief Executive Officer, Ryanair D.A.C.
Our Ordinary and Honorary Associates are Italian and International prestigious personalities from the aeronautical, military, institutional, diplomatic and academic sector. They are called to join the Italian Civil Aviation Society by the Board of Directors, following the President proposal, for their professional excellence or academic experience. Among the most prestigious names that composes our community are President Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO, Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Government of PM Mario Monti), Ambassador Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, General Secretary of NATO, Gen. S.A. Stefano Fort, Director of the Italian Defense Higher Studies Institute, Hon. Umberto Guidoni, ESA Astronaut and many other prestigious names. All Associates converge in specific committees designated to create a platform for the exchange of ideas, based on their expertise, to further refine the level of our events.