The airliners we fly in today are up to 80 per cent aluminium.
Human beings have always wanted to fly, but until less than 120 years ago it remained just a dream. Today, we are able to travel the globe on modern airliners, largely made of aluminium.
More than 100 years on, aluminium is still being used in aircraft engines today.
Up to 80 per cent of a modern airliner is made of aluminium, used in everything from fuselages, to wings, to rudders and wiring. Aluminium alloys offer high strength-to-weight ratios making them ideal for aircraft parts.
Emirati engineers are using aluminium to build the lightweight honeycomb structure and other parts of the United Arab Emirates’ first spacecraft to Mars, Hope. The trip to the Red Planet is set for 2020.
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