Alcoa Wins Fourth Boeing Contract in String of Recent Deals

January 28, 2016

Contract Draws On Recently Expanded Aerospace Capabilities

  • Long-term agreement draws on capabilities gained through Firth Rixson acquisition and new aluminum-lithium facility in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Strengthens Alcoa’s position on high-growth platforms, including the 777X and 737 MAX
  • Fourth recent multi-year agreement with Boeing
  • Alcoa has secured approximately $10 billion in aerospace contracts in the last 12 months

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced a long-term
supply agreement with Boeing for multi-material aerospace parts. Under
this agreement, Alcoa will supply components for the 777X—Boeing’s
newest commercial airplane—the 737 MAX—scheduled for first delivery in
2017—and the 787 Dreamliner. The deal draws on capabilities gained
through the Firth
acquisition and the Company’s new aluminum-lithium
in Lafayette, Indiana.

“This is the latest in a series of Boeing contract wins made possible by
Alcoa’s recent aerospace investments,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. “Alcoa has successfully built a
strong leadership position in this market and we are proud to see our
home-grown innovations and new products create value for our customers.”

Under the new agreement, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions will supply
differentiated components for Boeing’s airplanes, including the wing,
fuselage, and landing gear. These include:

  • Advanced titanium landing gear parts and complex titanium nacelle
    fittings for the 737 MAX, made using specialized presses gained
    through the Firth Rixson acquisition;
  • Boeing’s first-ever aluminum-lithium extrusion produced at Alcoa’s
    Lafayette facility for the 777X cargo floor, helping save weight and
    improve corrosion resistance; and
  • Large, near net shaped parts that improve the efficiency and help
    reduce the costs of Boeing’s in-house machining.

This transaction is the fourth multi-year agreement recently announced
with Boeing. In December 2015, Alcoa announced long-term
supply contracts with Boeing
for fastening systems and titanium seat
track assemblies. In September 2014, Alcoa announced a significant
Boeing contract
win which established Alcoa as a sole supplier of
wing skins on all of Boeing’s metallic structure airplanes.

Alcoa has secured approximately $10 billion in aerospace contracts since
the start of 2015, including the Boeing transactions, drawing on the
Company’s growing aerospace portfolio.

About Alcoa Aerospace

Alcoa’s aerospace businesses will form part of the new Value-Add
Company, to be launched following Alcoa’s
previously announced separation
in the second half of 2016. The
Value-Add Company will be a differentiated supplier to the high-growth
aerospace industry with leading positions on every major aircraft and
jet engine platform, underpinned by market leadership in jet engine and
industrial gas turbine airfoils, and aerospace fasteners.

About Alcoa

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and
manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our
world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and
commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and
consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable
food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across
air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power
generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and
today, our more than 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add
products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce
best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more
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About Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions (AFE)

Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions, a major business unit of Alcoa Inc.
(NYSE: AA), is a global leader in the manufacture of lightweight
materials and structures in aluminum, titanium and superalloy. AFE is
also a leading ingot supplier of proprietary aluminum and other advanced
alloys that include aluminum lithium and nickel-based superalloys.
Serving the aerospace, military, transportation, energy and industrial
markets, its products are primarily used in commercial and military
aircraft, commercial vehicles and oil and gas exploration.

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financial market conditions generally; (f) unfavorable changes in the
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