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aviation first and alcoa is there
In an exciting aviation development, the first ever Boeing 777 Freighter - which Alcoa helped create - has gone into operation after being delivered to Air France this year.
 
The 777 Freighter can fly 4,965 nautical miles with a full payload and cargo, making it the world's longest-range freighter. It offers long range service, fuel efficiency and versatility for air-freight operators. The 777 Freighter delivers value to the world's cargo operators, featuring the lowest trip cost of any large freighter and is a key strategic platform in Boeing’s portfolio of commercial aircraft.
 
Alcoa’s Davenport operation in the USA was proud to supply many Alcoa-patented products on the 777-Freighter. These products, made exclusively at Davenport Works, include 100 percent of the wing plate material, which features our world-renowned high strength upper wing alloy, 7055-T7751. This product is shipped directly by rail from Davenport to Boeing’s wing machining center near Seattle.
 
Alcoa’s patented 2524 polished fuselage skin sheet is made at Davenport and polished at our Alcoa Aerospace Center in Hutchinson, Kansas, before being shipped across the Pacific Ocean to Boeing’s fuselage subcontractors in Japan.
 
can you imagine transport without aluminium?
Aluminium keeps planes light, which means less fuel is used, fewer emissions are released into the atmosphere and lower ticket prices are experienced by travellers.
 
Did you know a typical aluminium part in cars is 40-50% lighter than comparable steel parts - which lowers fuel consumption and decreases exhaust gas emissions.  Every kilogram of aluminium used in a car potentially saves a net 20 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions over the car’s life.  For other vehicles, such as trains, ferries and aircraft, the potential savings are even greater.

There is no doubt that the use of aluminium in transport provides lifecycle benefits in improved performance, fuel efficiency and lower greenhouse emissions.

Alcoa and aluminium in transport are part of the solution to climate change.


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