No ‘demand impact’ seen from Dreamliner woes: ATI

Jan 23, 2013 | 06:36 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  ATI, Richard Harshman, titanium, Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Titanium Metals, VSMPO, Allvac Uniti

LOS ANGELES — The problems that have grounded Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliners haven’t hurt Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI), the company’s top executive said this week.

"We have not seen any demand impact for our products due to (the Dreamliner’s) current operating issues," ATI chairman, president and chief executive officer Richard Harshman said.

Most of the approximately 50 Dreamliners that Boeing has delivered so far have been grounded due to potential fire hazards associated their lithium batteries. Boeing has said that it won’t deliver any more 787s until a Federal Aviation Administration probe is resolved. However, a Boeing spokesman stressed to AMM that despite the recent suspension of deliveries, "production of the 787 continues" (amm.com, Jan. 23). ....





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