Paolo Tallarico (Manager - Frames Product Centre - Brindisi)
I graduated in mechanical engineering from Turin's Polytechnic in December 1999.
I was employed in Avio's Product Quality department in March 2011, where I worked for three years - first as a Quality Engineer for General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney programmes in the Centre for Transmissions and Rotating Components. I then became responsible for Arrivals Acceptance Control, Meteorological and Over Inspection for rotating components.
In 2004, I began working in the production department as a manager for the Integrated Module Assembly Area in the Centre for the Production of Rotating Components. I worked there for three years. During this time I also finished my training and completed two Black Belt projects as part of the Six Sigma programme. In February 2007 I changed jobs and became responsible for the Supplier Development Team, managing and rationalising suppliers in the Transmissions Product Centre. I stayed in this role for nearly two years, after which I became responsible for the Integrated Fusion Area again in the Transmissions Product Centre.
Since July 2010, I have been looking after the Frames Product Centre in Brindisi - a challenging job, but one which also allows me to have fun at work.
Monica Calligaro (Programme Manager – SaM146 and Trent 900 Programmes - Rivalta di Torino)
I gained a Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Turin Polytechnic in October 2000. Having obtained the qualification to work as an engineer, I was employed by Avio in February 2001.
I began my career path in the Technical area as a structural analyst in Turbine Design where I looked after the certification of the Trent 500 EP engine with Rolls-Royce, and the GE90-115B engine with General Electric.
From October 2004 to July 2007, I worked in Industrial Management in Mechanical Transmissions Product Quality as Quality Engineer where I took on the responsibility for European programmes, also obtaining the Certifying Staff Qualification from ENAC and, in Avio, the Green Belt Certification within the Six Sigma improvement programme.
Since August 2007, I have been working in the Civil Engine Business area. After first looking after Pratt & Whitney Canada programmes, I am currently Programme Manager for the SaM146 engine, in collaboration with Snecma and NPO Saturn, and the Trent 900 engine, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce. These engines power, respectively, the Sukhoi Superjet100, and the so-called "giant of the skies", the Airbus A380 – a truly extraordinary responsibility.
Giacomo Orsini (Technical Leader - Accessory Drive Train - Rivalta di Torino)
I started my professional career at Avio, after graduating in mechanical engineering in 1998 from Turin's Polytechnic.
At Avio, I followed the Coral development system (a technical knowledge management system) for accessory drive trains, and I supported the preliminary project for the Tiltrotor transmission (European convertiplane) within the context of the Common Design Office with Eurocopter. To date, my most important professional experiences include: working as a Technical Leader from 2001 to 2003 on the accessory drive train for the Trent900 engine to power the A380 aircraft; and from 2004 to 2010, working as a Technical Leader on the TP400 engine's power transmission for the A400M aircraft. During the latter, I brought the TP400 from its concept phase through to its certification phase.
I am now Technical Leader for new accessory drive development programmes, which include the collaboration with our Chinese joint venture HADAT and a redesign of the transmission for the Indian helicopter ALH. I feel really satisfied with the work that I'm doing here.
Davide Schinetti (Transmissions Product Centre Manager - Rivalta di Torino)
I graduated in mechanical engineering from Turin's Polytechnic in 2002 and in December of the same year, I started working for Avio.
It was a busy start: Avio was moving from its old offices in Turin to the new Rivalta di Torino building, and I was overseeing the construction site and the reindustrialisation of production processes related to rotating components. This was a great success for our whole team. I then started working to restart production in the new site - this experience gave me the opportunity to focus on the manufacturing of rotating components for the GEnx engine. GEnx is General Electric's innovative engine for the B787 and B747-8 aircraft. I was also given the chance to work in Dutch company DutchAero, managing production cells.
When I came back to Italy, I became responsible for the Transmissions Product Centre. I have been at Avio for many years now, but I've had the opportunity to move within the company in different role - a fantastic experience and a great privilege for me.