The Airbus A380 is the largest and most advanced aircraft of its kind. It stands to reason that the parts that make up the A380 are also large and advanced. This forging from Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions is the smaller of the three large forgings we supply to the A380. This piece helps hold the landing gear onto the plane and is made with Alcoa’s proprietary 7085 alloy. The “baby” of the major forgings, this piece weighs 3,000 pounds. Fact: The A380 features more new Alcoa metallics and products than any other aircraft in Alcoa's 100-plus years of aerospace history. Our products are literally used from nose to tail, from the forward landing gear support structure to forgings for the horizontal and vertical stabilizers.