Abundant, endlessly recyclable and reusable, aluminium is vital to tomorrow’s lighter, faster, and more sustainable economy. Constellium knows that to innovate and achieve aluminium’s full potential demands the brightest experts, the greatest commitment, and significant investment. With more than 200 talented and highly qualified employees, our Technology Center is the driving force behind Constellium’s innovation and long-term growth.
Airware®:our most advanced aerospace solutions
Under the Airware® name, our aluminium-lithium alloys are the undisputed market leaders. The material of choice for military and space applications, no fewer than seven different Airware® alloys are flying today. Current applications include fuselage skins, stringers, floor structures and seat tracks, window frames, and large internal wing and fuselage components. Airware® is now fully industrialized with one pilot casting facility at C-TEC and two fully operational cast houses in Issoire, France.
Airware® lower density and improved material properties enable optimized structural designs, leading to an overall weight reduction and decrease in CO2 emissions. When combined with advance welding and redesign of aircraft aerostructure, Airware® delivers up to 25% weight reduction.
Building on its success, Constellium is expanding the Airware® portfolio with new additions:
- Airware® 2074, a high performance external fuselage sheet product offering a combination of low density and very high damage tolerance properties.
- A new Airware® external fuselage sheet product with very low density enabling direct substitution of current skin materials.
- Airware® 2065 and 2076, the latest high performance extruded solutions delivering improved performance for wing and fuselage structures.
New Alloy Development for Fuselage and Wings
Building upon many years of collaboration with the world’s most prominent airframers, Constellium delivers first-class aluminium alloy solutions for fuselage and wing applications.
Sheet solutions available in a highly formable temper allow for stretch forming of complex parts without heat treating, resulting in quicker, easier production.
We are working in close collaboration with our partners on a “wing of the future,” bringing even more advanced features and cost benefits to our customers.