Titanium suppliers keep an eye on 787 issues

Jan 17, 2013 | 05:22 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, aerospace, titanium, lithium, 787 Dreamliner, TMX Aerospace, ThyssenKrupp Materials, Federal Aviation Administration Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Executives in the titanium supply chain supporting Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner say they haven’t been told to alter shipments in the wake of technical problems that have grounded most of the plane’s global fleet—but they are watching the situation closely.

"There’s been no communication to us whatsoever," a source at a titanium supplier said, adding that he doesn’t see how problems with the aircraft’s lithium batteries could affect structural production of the plane.....

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