The General Electric GEnx engine on the Boeing 787 is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio - GE's business strategy to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers' environmental and operating performance. As part of its sustainability strategy, Alcoa develops solutions to help customers achieve their goals. The GEnx engine contains Alcoa solutions like this highly engineered fuel metering casting (left) and these engine airfoil blade castings (right) that help this engine be the quietest commercial engine ever produced.
Aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus, and their partners like GE are continuously seeking to refresh existing or develop next-generation aircraft and components. They want planes that are less expensive to fly, have longer inspection intervals and useful lifetimes, and offer enhanced comfort for the flying public. This creates significant opportunities for Alcoa aluminum and a wide variety of our other aerospace products. To meet this growing need, we are developing new solutions in partnership with our customers.