Avio. P120C Engine – Part 2...
Colleferro, is the seat of Avio’s headquarters. It’s the main site for R&D, innovation and system integration activities, and production of solid and liquid propellant motors for launch vehicles and tactical propulsion systems.
In Colleferro, through the ELV subsidiary (Avio 70%, the ASI 30%), Avio also carries out the development of the new launcher, Vega, coordinating the contribution of different European companies.
In the site of Colleferro a plant to manufacture the thermal protections for space use has been installed. The plant is composed of two areas: the first dedicated to the master batches of rubber with a dedicated internal mixer and a second area where the manufacturing line has been installed. The plant can guarantee the production of thermal protection for the AVIO’s yearly needs.
In Rivalta di Torino Avio designs and produces the liquid oxygen turbopump and in Airola it has a carbon fiber impregnation lab.
Suresnes (France), headquarters of Europropulsion (50% Avio and 50% ASL), main contractor of the solid-propellant motor for Ariane 5, with the tasks of development, production and technical coordination.