On 1 August 2013, the Company business unit of Avio S.p.A. relative to the design, development and manufacture of accessory drive trains and power transmissions, low-pressure turbines, combustors, afterburners, subsystems and MRO and CRO activities for civil and military aeronautical engines, was sold to Nuovo Pignone Holding S.p.A. (General Electric Group), which makes up an integral part of the GE Aviation activities. The closing of the operation follows the stipulation on 21 December 2012 of the contract of sale with regard to this Company business unit. All the business activities of Avio S.p.A. relative to the design, development and manufacture of propulsion systems for space launchers and tactical missiles, as well as the development, integration and production of the new European launcher Vega, remain the property of Avio S.p.A. The new internet site with the information relative to the aeronautical activities is www.avioaero.com The new internet site with the information relative to the space activities is www.avio.com