Case Study

Montana Aerospace: The game changer in aerospace supply chains

Circular economy Technology

At its factory sites in the US, Europe and Asia, Montana Aerospace produces sustainable structural, engine and cabin components as well as high lift mechanisms, and is part of Airbus’s Wing of Tomorrow initiative.

With dedicated employees around the world, Montana Aerospace is working towards Net Zero through its one-stop-shop processes, mapping raw materials through to ready-to-install components. Alloys are made from a minimum of 70% recycled aluminium and 100% of waste is recycled back into the production cycle.

In addition, the highly integrated aerospace supplier reduces transport distances by 85% and saves valuable energy by using an upstream extrusion process to produce ready-to-install components - all of which contribute to a significantly reduction in CO2 emissions.

Under the banner of 'old economy - new technology', Montana Aerospace is working towards a cleaner future with a target of zero emissions production by 2035.

* The 'Skies of Tomorrow' documentary series, produced by Zinc Communicate, a Zinc Media Group company, and filmed around the world, takes viewers on a cinematic journey, exploring what is driving change in this innovative and fast-moving aviation industry. A series of short-form documentaries, featuring insightful stories from the world’s aviation sector, highlighting how the industry is focused on sustainable practices, modernisation, and growth. Viewers will hear from leaders and influencers in the industry, showing innovations in aircraft manufacture, alternative fuels, and shining a light on those airports which are already on their way to becoming carbon neutral.

The series highlights how modern technology is taking the industry by storm; celebrating what ATAG members and beyond, are doing to create sustainable solutions to air travel; as well as enlightening consumers on how to travel more sustainably. 

More info can be found in the ATAG press release (April, 2022): Introducing "Skies of Tomorrow" - An exciting new documentary series.