Building on the experience of Constellium’s first casthouse inaugurated in March 2013, which is already producing AIRWARE at industrial scale, the two new casthouses are expected to start and ramp-up production in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
These two additional casthouses will allow Constellium to nearly triple its production of advanced solutions based on its AIRWARE technology, which was selected to be part of major new aerospace programmes including Airbus’ A350 XWB, Bombardier’s CSeries and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Launcher.
“This strategic move demonstrates our ability to not only be the leading innovator in our field but also scale up the production of AIRWARE, our patented range of aluminum-lithium alloys,” stated Jean-Christophe Figueroa, President of Constellium’s Aerospace and Transportation Business Unit. “Our investment, which will allow us to meet greater demand than anticipated under contract, clearly illustrates our long term commitment to strengthen our leading position in the aerospace market. And we intend to continue to expand our industrial platform in the future to accompany customer’s needs,” Figueroa added.