Hangar No 31 will be renamed after Georgian aircraft designer Alexander Kartveli (Kartvelishvili), who created several types of combat aircraft for U.S.
During World War II, Kartveli created the P-47 Thunderbolt heavy fighter, largely used both in the U.S.
Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania visited the Kartveli museum in the U.S.
Matchabelli (Giorgi Machabeli), and the aircraft engineer Alexander Kartveli
(Kartvelishvili), designer of the P-47 and F-84.
During the 1950s, Ferri's work as a consultant brought him into a close association with Alexander Kartveli, chief engineer at Republic Aviation.
Louis Nucci, a longtime colleague of Fern, recalls that Fern and Kartveli "made good sparks.
To Ferri and Kartveli, however, even the ramjet was not fast enough.