Global Industry Manager Aerospace
The 54th Paris Air Show, increased opportunities for Alleima to push forward in the aerospace industry and provided insights on current and future material needs.
By Guirec Guyon, Global Industry Manager, Aerospace.
After the cancellation of the 2021 show because of covid, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers made sure they were out in force at the 2023 event. It was inspiring to see so many visitors to the Alleima booth who were eager to learn how we are advancing materials technology in the aviation and space sectors.
The lifting of restrictions on air travel post covid has accelerated a return to pre-pandemic activity, resulting in high demand for materials from OEMs. However, the war in Ukraine has impacted material availability, especially of Russian and Ukrainian steel. Reduced availability is forcing OEMs to review their supply chain partners.
As a result of this, it was clear at the Paris Air Show that OEMs were interested in broadening their outlook and finding new suppliers to meet their increasing materials requirements.
The Alleima range of services and metallurgies is well positioned to answer the needs of the aerospace industry.
Visitors to our booth were very interested in our new aerospace offering. This includes Alleima Engineering, which provides tight-radius tube bending, machining, welding, cold-working equipment, hydrogen fuel technology expertise, and on-site coiled tube cutting and finishing services.
We offer a complete range of titanium and stainless steels in both the EU and USA with fully integrated manufacturing.
Our nickel alloy bar and hollow bar, including our new Sanicro® 625, gained lots of interest at the Paris Air Show. So did our precipitation-hardened materials such as 17-4PH and 15-5PH grades for critical components.
The recent Alleima acquisition of the Swedish company Söderfors Steel Operations AB was another talking point. OEMs were interested in how the acquisition accelerates our capabilities in the hot rolling of small diameter bars and profiles to expand our offering for the aerospace segment.
A major discussion topic was advances in the adoption of hydrogen for the aerospace sector. OEMs were interested to hear from suppliers who could support the development of hydrogen by providing suitable components and material supplies and services. Alleima is an established and successful supplier of hydrogen heat exchanger tubes to the space, and we are accelerating our reputation in this exciting market.
Hydrogen is recognized as an important source of sustainable energy in the future. Its adoption aligns with our commitment to using engineering as a force for sustainability to bring about real differences.
Alleima has signed the Science Based Targets initiative and adheres to the UN’s sustainability goals. We have Green Mill and Aerospace certification from OEMs, and aerospace-grade NADCAP certification in the EU and the USA. We use 83% recycled steel and enjoy full control of our supply chain.
We strive to be the preferred advanced metals solutions partner for the aerospace industry – advancing success with a complete range of new and evolving metallurgies, R&D centers, formats, expertise, and services.
We’ve been serving aerospace since 1959. We continue to grow our range of materials to open new possibilities – always with a focus on reliable supply chains, sustainable thinking, high flexibility, uncompromised quality, and dependable service.
Learn more about how we can move your aerospace project forward here