Alcoa and Rolls-Royce: long term value, long term relationship.




Alcoa Howmet Castings understands the value of building collaborative relationships with customers to help them soar. Take Rolls-Royce, for example.

When a Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A340 achieved the longest-ever non-stop commercial flight with Singapore Airlines, a lot more besides two hours of flight time was saved. The amount of fuel that was used and emissions that were released also decreased. And Alcoa Howmet helped that happen.

The Airbus A340 is powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines that are manufactured with Howmet parts, including blades, vanes and seal segments. By using principles in the Alcoa Business System philosophy, Alcoa Howmet Castings helped Rolls-Royce generate a savings for its customer, airline passengers, and the environment. Continuous improvement and a streamlined process approach enable Alcoa Howmet Castings to deliver the highest value at the lowest possible cost for customers.

Shortly after this commercial flight milestone was achieved, Rolls-Royce - which operates in the four global markets of civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy - signed a long-term agreement with Alcoa Howmet Castings to supply investment castings for a range of civil and defense aerospace products.

The new, long-term agreement between the two partners spans more than 80 components across Rolls-Royce's current portfolio of investment cast turbine products for the Rolls-Royce Trent 500, Trent 700, Trent 800, EJ200, RB211, T56, AE3007, 501 & 250 series of engines. Since the agreement was signed, Alcoa Howmet has agreed to supply parts for the Trent 900 and Trent 1000 as well.

Alcoa Howmet Castings provides added value to its customers by offering global support through its 27 production facilities in the USA, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Japan, making Howmet the world's largest manufacturer of precision investment castings for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine engines.


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Rolls-Royce AE3007 Engine