Alcoa boosting aerospace capabilities in Va.

Jun 17, 2014 | 04:17 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Alcoa, Hampton, Virginia, Klaus Kleinfeld, aerospace, expansion, jet engine blades, Nathan Laliberte

NEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. will invest $25 million to expand its Alcoa Power and Propulsion facility in Hampton, Va., to meet demand for next-generation aircraft engine parts.

The Pittsburgh-based company said the investment will allow it to scale-up a process technology that reduces the weight of its highest-volume jet engine blades by 20 percent and significantly improves aerodynamic performance.....

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