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Alcoa signs $110M accord with Airbus for aero forgings

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CHICAGO — Alcoa Inc. has signed a long-term, $110-million supply agreement with Airbus SAS for titanium and aluminum aerospace forgings.

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer said it would supply the parts to the Toulouse, France-based aircraft maker from its refurbished 50,000-ton press in Cleveland (, Feb. 1, 2012).

"This agreement 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 world’s largest aerospace forging.

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