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  • NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter deployed on Mars

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    Ingenuity Helicopter’s First Flight on Mars Supported by Aluminum

    On April 19, NASA announced that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieved a successful first test flight from the surface of Mars — making it the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. In its initial autonomous flight, the helicopter achieved a maximum altitude of 10 ft (3 m) and […]

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    Rusal Produces 3D-Printed Components for the Yarilo Satellite

    UC Rusal produced an 3D-printed aluminum casing, which has been successfully implemented in a Yarilo satellite launched into space in 2020. The satellite’s mission is to explore and monitor the sun and weather variations in space. The development of the 3D-printed thermoregulatory casings was a joint project carried out by Rusal’s Institute of Light Materials […]

  • MIAMI-2 - aluminum alloy research using the MIAMI-2 could support manned space missions

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    Research on Aluminum Alloys Could Benefit Manned Space Missions

    Spacecraft launched from Earth need to be light, but still have the right amount of fuel to see them achieve orbit. If too heavy, the amount of fuel required would be prohibitive, but once outside of the Earth’s protective magnetic field, a vehicle may then be exposed to potentially destructive amounts of solar radiation, which […]

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    AMAG Acquires Majority Share of Aircraft Philipp Group

    AMAG Austria Metall AG is acquiring a 70% share of Aircraft Philipp Gruppe (ACP). Headquartered in Übersee/Chiemsee, Germany, ACP manufactures assembly-ready metal parts for the aviation and aerospace industry. “We are pleased to be integrating such a first-class company as ACP into the AMAG Group,” said Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG. “AMAG […]

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    Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission Prepares for Launch with Aluminum

    The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. Each Mars mission is part of a continuing chain of innovation, relying on past missions for proven technologies and contributing its own technical developments to future missions. As with previous missions, aluminum […]

  • Howmet Aerospace

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

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    Aerospace Drives Growth at Kaiser Aluminum

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported that its full year 2019 results were driven by record aerospace shipments and strong value-added pricing. Aerospace demand at Kaiser was influenced by growing military airframe builds and restocking in the commercial aerospace supply chain. Value-added revenue for the full year 2019 increased 3% to $856 million (despite a 4% decrease in shipments), compared […]

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    Airbus to Increase Production of A320 Family Aircraft

    Airbus is expanding its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft. The company will invest $40 million in construction of an additional support hangar on the site, enabling it to produce sixty-three A320 family aircraft per month at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, in 2021. “Airbus has been manufacturing […]