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Avio attends Farnborough International Airshow 2012


DISCLAIMER: Press releases in the present section refer to the period before the purchase by Nuovo Pignone Holding S.p.A. (General Electric Group) of the Company business unit relative to the aeronautical activities of Avio S.p.A., which took place on 1 August 2013. Starting from this date, all activities regarding the design, development and manufacture of accessory drive trains and power transmissions, low-pressure turbines, combustors, afterburners, subsystems and MRO and CRO activities for civil and military aeronautical engines became an integral part of the business of GE Aviation.

The company will showcase modules and systems that will power the engines of the future

Rivalta di Torino (Italy), 6th July 2012 – Avio, Italy’s leading aerospace company, will take part in the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow 2012 (FIA), at Farnborough Airport, 50 kilometres from London, from 9th to 15th July 2012.

The FIA is the most important international event for the aerospace sector. It is split in two phases: the first five days, from 9th to 13th July, are dedicated to business and media, while on the last two days, from 14th to 15th July, the Airshow will open its doors to the general public.

At the Airshow, Avio will present a series of products and initiatives. The exhibition spaces will host some of the most important systems and modules which the Italian company has designed and developed in partnership with the major OEMs. Examples include:

  • Modules manufactured for the GEnx engine, such as the accessory drive train and the low pressure turbine
  • The power transmission for the TP400-D6 – the largest ever produced for a propeller engine – used in the new A400M military aircraft
  • The Geared Turbofan (GTF) architecture, used in the new PW1500 and PW1100-G – JM engines, which will lead to significant reductions in fuel consumption, polluting emissions and noise
  • Components manufactured using the new Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technique, in particular the titanium and aluminium (TiAl) turbine blades which will be used in Snecma’s new Leap engine
  • The ‘Cold Flow Turbine Test Facilities’ project, which envisages the construction of a future-gazing laboratory in Poland dedicated to the research and development of next-generation turbines for aeroengines

Avio’s stand at the Airshow is in Hall 4 – G5. The company will also have an external presence at Chalet D11.



Avio is an international group, leader in the aerospace sector, headquartered in Turin (Italy). Founded in 1908, it is present on four continents with commercial offices and 12 industrial sites. It has 5,200 employees, of which approximately 4,400 work in Italy. The Group operates in following business areas: Jet engine modules; Space; MRO and Services; Aeroderivative Gas Turbines for Marine and Industrial use; Control and Automation Systems, and Electrical Systems. It is active in the field of technological R&D through a network of laboratories located on Italian University campuses, and collaborates with 24 Italian and international universities and research centres.