Novelis Inc. have announced that it has signed a Cooperation Research Agreement with Airbus, which will allow for tighter collaboration between the two companies and advance the development of aluminium solutions for the aircraft of tomorrow.
Building on the strong partnership between Novelis and Airbus, this agreement will accelerate the pace of the companies' joint R&D programs. As a strategic supplier of aluminium plate and sheet to Airbus, Novelis is aiding the evolution of aircraft design, material, and manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability.
"At Novelis, we are confident that this agreement will allow us to take full advantage of the circularity potential of aluminium as a material that can be infinitely recycled without loss of performance," said Philippe Meyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Novelis. "Aluminium is the perfect solution to make the new generations of aircraft lighter, to enable the usage of new engine solutions and to make the aircraft manufacturing and supply chain more cost effective and robust."
Our commitment to be the leading provider of low-carbon, sustainable aluminium solutions and to achieve full circularity can only become reality through collaboration up and down the value chain, by partnering with our suppliers, as well as with our customers around the world.