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AVIO AERO at Farnborough Air Show 2014: the Propulsion Technology Partner for the Aviation Industry

07/08/2014

Rivalta di Torino (Italy), July 8, 2014 – Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business, takes part in the 49th Farnborough Air Show 2014 from July 14th to 20th. The exhibition area represents the Company’s role as a strategic propulsion technology partner for major global players in the aviation industry through four strategic product pillars: mechanical transmissions, turbomachinery, sand casting & additive manufacturing technologies and services relating to the repair (CRO) and maintenance (MRO) of aeronautical engines and components.
“We are committed to growing and to delivering excellence to our customers by fulfilling their expectations through key factors, such as technology, cost, delivery, quality and resilience” - declares Riccardo Procacci, CEO of Avio Aero. “Our perspective is to develop proprietary forefront technologies for the aerospace propulsion industry and by making them available to our customers”.
Avio Aero display area will be in Hall 4 at Stand B 7 of the Air Show pavilions. A selection of major leading-edge Avio Aero technological modules includes:
     - The accessory drive gearbox of the new PurePower® PW1100G–JM engine, belonging to the PW1000G series of geared turbofans. This engine enables operators to significantly reduce consumption, emissions and noise.
     - The accessory drive gearbox of the TRENT900 engine, powering the A380 airplane. Avio Aero is a Rolls-Royce partner and it is involved in the design, manufacture and overhaul of the engine’s accessory drive gearbox, oil pump and oil tank.
     - The TP400-D6 power transmission: the largest power transmission ever built for a turboprop engine, which powers the new A400M military aircraft.
     - The components which are made through the innovative EBM (Electron Beam Melting) additive manufacturing technology into the largest additive manufacturing facility that Avio Aero recently opened in Italy (Cameri - Novara).
Avio Aero stand at Farnborough Air Show will also feature the world’s longest Titanium Aluminide (TiAl) blade, produced using EBM Additive Manufacturing technology, along with the stator blades prototypes for the low-pressure turbine which have been designed for the new Leap engine of Snecma (Safran Group).

ABOUT Avio Aero
Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business working on the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for the civil and military aeronautics industry. Avio Aero is the centre of excellence for the entire General Electric group in the field of mechanical transmissions and low pressure turbines. Italy is home to the main headquarters and important plants in Turin, Pomigliano d’Arco (Naples) and Brindisi. Worldwide it employees 4700 people (about 4000 in Italy) and has production plants in Poland, Brazil and China. Avio Aero’s origins date back to 1908 and for more than a century the company has led the way in numerous technological challenges. Its ongoing investment in research and development combined with a solid working relationship with leading international universities and research centres has enabled Avio Aero to develop technological and manufacturing excellence recognised at global level: a result proven by the partnerships entered into with the leading worldwide operators in the aeronautics industry.