The 1910s

Alcoa Aerospace Technology Evolution

  • Alcoa develops the alloy 2017-T4, which is used in the construction of propellers and dirigibles, including the USS Shenandoah.
  • Alcoa begins producing aluminum sheet for fuselages and wings.
USS Shenandoah

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Alcoa develops an alloy used in dirigibles, including the USS Shenandoah.