Taking off with Nickel

More nickel in an airplane than you may have thought

Bruce A. McKean -

Ni-coatings and Aircraft

The advantages of nickel in aircraft engine turbines are well-known and include high-temperature strength, toughness, durability and castability. Many might have thought that this application (perhaps along with the use of stainless steel in the washrooms and galleys) were the end of nickel’s contribution.

Not at all.

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