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From the sands of Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond, Alcoa solutions have helped shape every major advance in aviation. Our metal went into the crankcase of the Wright Brothers' Flyer and into the propeller that pulled Lindbergh across the Atlantic. Our innovations in materials, engineering and design have helped usher in commercial aviation, break the sound barrier and make space travel a routine commute.

To learn more about a century of Alcoa in flight, follow the timeline at left or click the photos above for highlights.

Alcoa and the history of flight: Interactive exhibit
Learn more about our key role in the major aerospace innovations of the last hundred years -- and our vision for the future. (Macromedia Flash required)