Elv is an Avio Group member company, a world leader in the aerospace sector. Founded in 1908, today it is owned 85% by Cinven and 15% by Finmeccanica. It is present all over the world with 18 plants, over 5,000 employees and many subsidiaries.
Avio is one of the main players in the field of aerospace propulsion and collaborates with international partners in major aeronautical and space programmes, in which it plays an active role in every stage of the product's life cycle: R&D, construction, assembly, repair, maintenance and overhauling.

The Avio Group works in four lines of business, for both commercial and military customers:

- space: Avio is European leader in the development and manufacture of solid propulsion and majorplayer on liquid propulsion system. Through Elv, it is prime contractor for the new European space launcher, Vega, and makes a direct contribution to the programme by supplying the propulsion systems for all stages, the operational structures and the human resources to carry out the project. Moreover, Avio develops and manufactures tactical propulsion systems.

- aeronautics: Avio designs and produces modules and components for propulsion systems for aircraft and helicopters: it is Italy's No. 1 aircraft engine manufacturer and is a world leader in the field of mechanical transmissions.

- marine applications and aero engine derivatives: Avio supplies aero engine derivatives and automation systems for marine and industrial applications.

- MRO: Avio supplies maintenance, repair and overhauling services for aircraft engines, and management services for aircraft and helicopter propulsion systems.