Alcoa Signs Contract with Airbus for High-Tech, Multi-Material Fastening Systems

Alcoa’s Largest-Ever Fastener Deal with Airbus
Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings Enters Agreement with Wright Tool
Torrance, August 26, 2015 – Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR), a unit of Alcoa, signed an agreement with Wright Tool to license their intellectual property on an asymmetric driving system for fasteners. The agreement has enabled the development of an innovative recess design that greatly improves aircraft fastening systems; speeding up assembly time, reducing rework rates, and reducing tooling costs. The asymmetric recess provides reaction torque capability superior to that of existing recess systems, thus eliminating the problems that occur when pins are installed in clearance fit conditions with sealant. 

Alcoa Acquires Firth Rixson, Grows Global Aerospace Portfolio
Transaction Advances Alcoa’s Transformation

NEW YORK--Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Firth Rixson, a global leader in aerospace jet engine components. The Company closed the transaction, which was announced on June 26, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals and arranging financing for the deal.

Alcoa Executive Vice President Olivier Jarrault to Present at Cowen and Company 35th Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that Olivier Jarrault, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President, Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS), will speak at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference on Thursday, February 6, at The InterContinental New York Barclay. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. EST and will be webcast live via Alcoa's website, with presentation materials available online.


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