The first plane to officially fly at the 2013 Paris Air Show was the Airbus A380. A massive, light, thing of beauty. A forging from the A380 is on display at the Alcoa booth – the forging alone weighs 3,000 pounds and is made with Alcoa’s proprietary 7085 alloy. The giant forging on display is the smallest of the forgings Alcoa supplies for this aircraft.
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