WHO: Officials from AIRBUS and ALCOA, local, state and government
officials, and hundreds of employees from Alcoa Mill Products'
Davenport Works in Riverdale, IA.
WHAT: Celebrate production of the largest commercial airplane in
the world (the Airbus A380) and its impact in supporting
American jobs, including increases at Alcoa Mill Products'
Davenport Works facility.
WHERE: Alcoa Mill Products - Davenport Works
4900 State Street
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time)
WHY: The Davenport Works celebration of the new Airbus A380, a
555-seat aircraft, is the second of three planned by Alcoa and
Airbus (the first was held last month in Torrance, California)
to hail the creation and retention of American jobs in the
development of the A380.
-- Airbus North America Chairman and Alcoa Mill Products
President with models of the new A380
-- Speeches by Airbus, Alcoa, government officials
-- Hundreds of Alcoa Mill Products employees
The Airbus A380 features more new Alcoa materials and products
than any other aircraft on which the company has been involved
(there's not been a plane since the Wright Brothers that does
not use Alcoa technology or products). Alcoa products are
literally used from nose to tail on the Airbus A380, beginning
with forward landing gear, support structure to forgings for
the horizontal and vertical stabilizers to 1 million Alcoa
Fastening System fasteners holding it all together.
CONTACT: Media may contact Kevin Lowery at 724-422-7844 or John
Riches at 563-459-2248 for more information.