Alcoa announced it signed new multi-year supply agreements with Airbus for Alcoa’s leading aerospace aluminum sheet, plate and hard-alloy extruded products utilizing Alcoa’s advanced-generation and aluminum-lithium alloys. Terms were not disclosed, but the agreements have a value of approximately $1.4 billion over their life. Alcoa’s aluminum solutions will be used across virtually all Airbus commercial programs and include new lower-wing skins on the A320; several aluminum-lithium applications on the A350 and A380, including the largest extruded lower-wing stringers for the A380; as well as the largest wing skins and fuselage panels for the A380 and structural plate for the A350.
Alcoa’s hard-alloy extruded products, including rod, drawn
tubing and extruded shapes for wing stringers and floor structures, will be
supplied from the company’s plants in Lafayette, Ind., Halethorpe in Baltimore,
Md., and Hannover in Germany. Alcoa flat-rolled products will be supplied from
the company’s plants in Davenport, Iowa, Kitts Green in the U.K., and Belaya
Kalitva in Russia.
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