Success Stories

Alcoa Aluminum Soars with Ares
Time Magazine’s 2009 Invention of the Year
Alcoa aluminum plays a critical role in the future of NASA’s Ares rocket, named by Time magazine as the 2009 Invention of the Year.
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COMAC C919 Passenger Jet
Photo courtesy of Xinhua News Agency
Alcoa and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) are jointly exploring leading technology solutions for the design and development of China’s new, large passenger jet, the C919.
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Aluminum’s next stop…Mars
When the “Curiosity” rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project is sent to Mars in 2011 to explore the red planet and determine whether the planet has ever -- or still could -- support life, aluminum will be part of the mission.
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Rolls Royce
Alcoa Howmet Castings understands the value of building collaborative relationships with customers to help them soar. For example, take Rolls-Royce plc, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines and aerospace engines.
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A380 First Flight
On April 27, 2005, the world's largest commercial jet took to the air for the first time. With it went millions of Alcoa solutions.
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Boeing and Alcoa
The latest and longest-range version of Boeing’s 777® airliner features wing panels produced with Alcoa’s 2324-T39 Type 2 aluminum alloy.
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Boeing C-17
Boeing Recognizes Huck's On-Time Record as 100th C-17 Rolls Out
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A380 wing box
Titanium lockbolts from AFS will grip the A380's 119-foot wings
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Airbus
At key Alcoa locations in the US, Airbus and Alcoa recognize a partnership that is helping get the Airbus A380, world's biggest passenger jet, off the ground.
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Nordisk Aviation
You've seen them on the runway when you're boarding a flight: gray aluminum boxes and pallets being hauled around by trams and lifts and stuffed into the bellies of waiting planes.
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