Whether a TV traffic helicopter, a military aircraft or a space vehicle, everything that moves through the air or space is produced by the aerospace industry.
Because of the high speeds that most aerospace products move, they must be strong, but since they also must defy gravity, they also need to be light. As a result, the industry uses many specialized aluminum alloy materials in production. Due to the extreme conditions aerospace equipment operates in, parts must be designed and manufactured to precise specification; the smallest error could lead to failure of the finished product. As a result, significant testing occurs at each stage of the production process.
Firms producing transport aircraft make up the largest segment of the civil (nonmilitary) aircraft portion of the industry. Civil transport aircraft are produced for air transportation businesses such as airlines and cargo transportation companies. These aircraft range from small turboprops to wide-body jets and are used to move people and goods all over the world. Another segment of civil aircraft is general aviation aircraft. Aircraft in this segment range from the small two-seaters designed for leisure use to corporate jets used for business transport. Civil helicopters, which make up one of the smallest segments of civil aircraft, are commonly used by police and large city traffic departments, emergency medical services, and businesses such as oil and mining companies that need to transport people to remote work sites.
Our aluminium impact extrusions support the strong and lightweight components demanded by aerospace criteria.