Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business, is a leading player in the design, manufacture and maintenance of civil and military aeronautics components and systems. Avio Aero acts as the center of excellence for the entire General Electric Group in the field of mechanical transmissions and low-pressure turbines. Italy is home to the head office, as well as plants based in Turin, Pomigliano d’Arco (Naples) and Brindisi. Around the world, the company has approximately 4,700 employees, of which approximately 4,000 are in Italy and has plants also in Poland, Brazil and China. Avio Aero’s history dates back to 1908, and for more than a century the company has been at the forefront of countless technological challenges. Through its constant investments in research and development and with the support of an established network of relationships with major international universities and research centers, Avio Aero has garnered a position of technological and manufacturing leadership that is acknowledged at a global level, as also borne out by the partnerships struck with some of the most important players in the aeronautics industry.