aerospace industry

Boeing HorizonX Announces Investment in Aluminium Innovator Gamma Alloys

Boeing HorizonX Announces Investment in Aluminium Innovator Gamma Alloys

The Boeing Company announced last week an investment by subsidiary Boeing HorizonX Ventures in Californian aluminium-alloy firm Gamma Alloys. Although no dollar amount was revealed in the announcement, the investment is the first by the Boeing project in advanced materials and machining...

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Aleris Lands Long-Term Supplies Contract with Airbus

Cleveland rolled and extruded aluminium firm Aleris announced yesterday that it has secured a long-term supply contract with French aerospace firm Airbus SAS. According to the press release, the multi-year contract will have Aleris supplying Airbus aluminium plate and sheet (including advance wing-skin material) for use on the entirety of Airbus’ offerings, beginning in 2017. […]

Alcoa Inks US$470 MM Multi-Year Contract with Embraer

American aluminium producer Alcoa announced yesterday that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer S.A. According to the press release, the contract will be worth about US$470 million. The new agreement will have Alcoa providing Embraer with aluminium sheet and plate for the latter’s new E2 project. The E2 is the […]

Aerospace industry trends & aluminium use

The future of the aerospace industry appears bright and will be characterised by strong aircraft demand for the foreseeable future. Consequently, demand for aluminium alloys for this industry will remain high as well. The worldwide commercial passenger and cargo aircraft fleet, as well as the annual number of passengers, are forecast to double over the […]