Steel for the Dreamliner

Corus is providing high strength, remelted steels for the landing gear components on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.


Through its long-term contract with Messier-Dowty, Corus Engineering Steels (CES) is providing high strength, remelted steels for the landing gear components on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.


Corus’ remelted steels are used due to their ability to withstand the significant, safety-critical pressure that the landing gear are subjected to every time a Dreamliner takes off and lands on the runway.


CES supplies Messier-Dowty through its service facility in Bolton in the UK, which manages inventory to suit Messier-Dowty’s forward schedules at its sites in Europe, Asia and North America.


It also supplies specialised steels, which are able to withstand extremely high temperatures, to Rolls-Royce for use in Dreamliner engines.


The company is part way through a multi-million pound investment programme to further develop its facilities to better meet aerospace customers’ current and future needs. Its Stocksbridge plant has doubled its remelting capacity over the past few years to meet growing industry demand, and continues to enhance its finishing facilities.


CES uses an Electric Arc Furnace steelmaking process, recycling 1.5 million tonnes of steel scrap each year, making it the largest steel recycler in the UK.