An introduction to K4A

K4A was founded in 2005 by Engineers and Businessmen with the ambitious goal of playing a significant role in the innovation of personal transportation by means of Light Piston Engine Rotorcrafts (2-4 seats). It is currently headquartered with production facilities in Naples, within an important district for aerospace engineering and production in Italy. Although K4A was incorporated in 2005, its experience in designing and manufacturing light helicopters goes back to 1996 when the experimental model of the L221 helicopter was designed and manufactured with several major technical innovations and successfully completed the initial flight testing (100 hours).

Who Is K4A

K4a is a company of amazing people working in one of the most exciting industries in the world. We are constantly re-examining our capabilities and processes to ensure that our company is as strong and vital as our heritage. In fact, our culture is built on a foundation of innovation, aspiration and imagination.
In order to realize our vision, we consider where we are today and where we would like to be tomorrow. There are certain business imperatives:

  • Technical and functional excellence
  • Lifecycle solutions
  • Lean global enterprise
At K4A, we are committed to a set of core values that not only define who we are, but also serve as guideposts to help us become the company we would like to be. And we aspire to live these values every day.


We take the high road by practicing the highest ethical standards and honoring our commitments. We take personal responsibility for our own actions.


We strive for first-time quality and continuous improvement in all that we do to meet or exceed the standards of excellence stakeholders expect of us.


We value human life and health above all else and take action accordingly to maintain the safety of our workplaces, products and services. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for each other’s safety. In meeting our goals for quality, cost and schedule, we do not compromise safety.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value the skills, strengths and perspectives of our diverse team. We foster a collaborative workplace that engages all employees in finding solutions for our customers that advance our common business objectives.

Our Skills


Meet Our Team

Dario Scalella
Dario ScalellaChairman
Mr. Dario Scalella is a businessman and well experienced public manager; he’s been in the CIRA’s board (Italian Aerospace Research Center). He is Chairman of CHAIN (Campania Helcopters and Airplanes Industry Network), a Consortium between 40 Aerospace Companies with more than 2.000 employees.
Valentino Alaia
Valentino AlaiaCEO
Mr. Valentino Alaia is an Aerospace Engineer and an experienced businessman. As a researcher, he is been involved in two Space Shuttle Mission, care of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He is in the Scientific board of CARN (Campania Aerospace Research Network).
Danilo Broggi
Danilo BroggiAssociate
Mr. Danilo Broggi is a well experienced businessman and a public manager. Among his offices, he is Chairman at Poste Assicura, a company owned by the government. He is the former Confapi’s President, the Italian Confederation of small and medium enterprises.

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