Today, Kaiser Aluminum plate and sheet is used on more than 50 military aircraft and helicopters including: The F-15, F-16, F-22, T-45, AWACS, C-17, E-2 and Nimrod. The Military Aircraft industry demands high-strength aluminum products that perform in challenging and often harsh environments. In addition to traditional plate, Kaiser produces Aerospace Plate, which is a superior plate product, highly engineered with specific performance attributes for machining complex parts. Kaiser Aluminum also produces rod, bar and tube products for high-strength applications.
Because of aluminum’s light weight and excellent damage tolerance capability; it is used in a large number of products ranging from simple component to primary load bearing structures for military aircraft. Current applications include: vertical stabilizers, horizontal stabilizers, plate for trailing edges, spars, ribs, fuselage frames and air intake shells.