1907 THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
The history of Agusta started in 1907, when Count Giovanni Agusta, a Sicilian aristocrat with a passion for flying machines, founded the Agusta aeronautics company. He soon moved to Northern Italy, in Cascina Costa near today’s Malpensa airport. The Count had signed up in Malpensa’s first Air Battalion. Production of airplanes boomed during World War I.