Activities began with the development and manufacture of the first aircraft engine, the SA 8/75, derived from racing cars
Starting from World War I, complete aircraft were designed and constructed.
Aircraft construction activities were sold to Aeritalia (Finmeccanica), and work focused on aeroengine production.
Entry in the space propulsion sector with the acquisition of BPD Defence and Space in Colleferro (Rome).
The Company acquired Alfa Romeo Avio in Pomigliano d'Arco (Naples) from Finmeccanica, thus entering the civil MRO segment.
In collaboration with the ASI (Italian Space Agency - with 30%), the ELV Company was set up, the prime contractor of the European satellite launcher Vega.
With the creation of AvioPolska, the Group began its internationalisation strategy.
After the Company left the Fiat Group it changed its name to Avio and became an independent player in the global aerospace sector.
Following the acquisition of the activities of Philips Aerospace, DutchAero was established, involved in the production of components for aeronautical engines. In the ensuing years, through DutchAero, Avio also created a centre in Holland for the MRO activities for military aeroengines.
Avio directed its attention on emerging markets and created its first joint venture in China for the development and production of combustors destined for the Chinese aeronautical market.
Avio, who since 2008 had been responsible for the MRO and logistics support of the Spey engines that power the AM-X fighter aircraft of the Brazilian Air Force, consolidated its presence in the country with the acquisition of the Focaleng Company, active in the MRO of military aeroengines.