The 1990s

Aircraft Program Evolution

  • Airbus Industrie begins development of the A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft.
  • Boeing’s 777 take to the skies.
  • The international space station begins orbiting the earth.


Alcoa Aerospace Technology Evolution

  • Alcoa alloy C433 is utilized to produce the lower wing skin for the Airbus A3 450-600.
  • Alcoa alloy 7055-T7751 is utilized on the Boeing 777.
  • Howmet develops liquid hydrogen turbo pump components for the space shuttle’s main engine.
Space Station

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The international space station begins orbiting the earth. Photo credit: NASA/JSC