Alcoa supply deal intrudes on titanium

Jul 14, 2014 | 04:37 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aluminum, titanium, Alcoa Corp., Pratt & Whitney Corp., fan blade forgings, aluminum fan blades, jet engines, Airbus Bombardier

NEW YORK — Alcoa Inc.’s $1.1-billion deal to supply aluminum fan blade forgings to Pratt & Whitney Corp. (P&W) represents another inroad into one of titanium’s major aircraft engine roles.

Under the terms of the 10-year deal, Alcoa will supply East Hartford, Conn.-based P&W with the forgings for the "first ever" jet engine aluminum fan blade, the Pittsburgh-based producer said. The company also will provide aluminum and aluminum-lithium to P&W.....





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