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PITTSBURGH & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2003--Alcoa Howmet
Castings, the world's largest investment casting company and a unit of
Alcoa Inc., has been awarded contracts by Honeywell International to
develop seven components. These new castings will support Honeywell's
Thermal Power Management System for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
According to Curtis Draper, Howmet's director of marketing, "The
complex components specified in these orders are technically
challenging and further demonstrate Honeywell's confidence in Howmet
to support the development of critical hardware throughout the
In addition to the Honeywell order, Howmet has also been awarded
sole-source contracts with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for all six of
the turbine airfoils in the JSF main engine.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of
the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging,
building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial
markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers.
In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets
consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R)
wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are
vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical
distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000
employees in 40 countries. For more information go to www.alcoa.com