Metal used to manufacture aircraft wings This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Surjeet Sankararaj 5 years, 5 months ago. Author Posts March 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm #1550 Guru PrasanthModerator Points: 62 What metal is used to manufacture aircraft wings? Is it aluminium? March 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm #1577 Surjeet SankararajKeymaster Points: 631 At the beginning, airplanes had wings made of wood. As time passed, wings made of steel were used. Though steel wings were rigid, they produced a lot of turbulence. Today, the wings of several common airplanes are made of aluminium (with a skin of fabric or other composite material). Some special planes (like military aircraft) use wings made of carbon composite panels. Author Posts Tagged: Composite materials You must be logged in to reply to this topic.