Inc. has signed a long-term, $110-million supply agreement with
Airbus SAS for titanium and aluminum aerospace forgings.
aluminum producer said it would supply the parts to the
Toulouse, France-based aircraft maker from its refurbished
50,000-ton press in Cleveland (
amm.com, Feb. 1, 2012).
deepens our long and collaborative relationship with Airbus,"
Olivier Jarrault, Alcoa executive vice president and group
president of engineered products and solutions, said in a
statement Dec. 16.
The deal includes
titanium forgings used to connect wing structures to engines
for Airbus A320neo jet as well as large aluminum forgings
for the A330 and A380, Alcoa said. The agreement also includes
the inner rear-wing spar for the A380, which Alcoa said is the
worlds largest aerospace forging.