First-Ever Aluminum Fan Blade for Jet Engines
The forging was developed for Pratt & Whitneyâ€™s PurePower engines using an advanced aluminum alloy and a proprietary manufacturing process. Also for the PurePower engines, Alcoa is developing a fan blade forging using its most advanced aluminum-lithium alloy.
Under the deal, Alcoa will supply components for Pratt & Whitneyâ€™s PurePower PW1000G, V2500, GP7000 and several other regional jet and military engines. The PurePower engine will be used to power some of the worldâ€™s highest volume aircraft, including the next-generation Airbus A320neo.
Last month Alcoa and clean technology company Phinergy unveiled a zero-emissions electric demo car powered by a aluminum-air battery. The companies are collaborating on new materials, processes and components to commercialize the aluminum-air battery, which can extend the distance an electric car travels by approximately 1,000 miles.
Energy Manager News
- Apple, Google, Facebook Throw Weight Around in NC Energy Policy
- 2015 Green Lease Leaders include Landlords, Tenants, Brokers
- Disney World Builds Mickey Mouse-Shaped 5 MW Solar System
- Ohio Businesses Encouraged to Use Cogged V-Belts
- Renewables Share of US Energy Consumption Highest Since 1930s
- ZBB Unveils EMS for C&I Buildings
- Levi Strauss, Gap, Autodesk Support California Clean Energy Bill
- New Hydro-Quebec Data Center to Use Free Cooling