Lighter, Easier, Greener
AIRWARE® features a much lower density, a higher stiffness and a better damage tolerance that, combined to advanced welding and redesign of aircraft aerostucture, can deliver up to 25% weight reduction.
AIRWARE’s higher corrosion and fatigue resistance increases durability of aerostructures and guarantees longer heavy maintenance intervals.
AIRWARE® is 100% recyclable. AIRWARE’s recycling process, which stems from Constellium’s know-how and industrial capabilities, is patented.
Its qualities - lightness and recyclability - help airframers and airline companies in their effort to reduce their overall environmental impact.
AIRWARE® takes off
AIRWARE® technology is inspiring heightened interest among aerospace companies in using new aluminium solutions rather than composites for high-tech structures in the next generation of aircraft.
AIRWARE® products have already been selected by Airbus for its next-generation wide-body twinjet, the A350-XWB, and by Bombardier for its single-aisle twinjet CSeries short-haul planes.
In response to market interest and demand, €52Mn is being invested at Constellium’s production site at Issoire (France) and the Voreppe (France) research and development center. The Issoire site is equipped with the world’s first industrial-scale casting unit to produce the advanced AIRWARE® technology, while a second foundry at Voreppe concentrates on developing new applications.