Boeing sees titanium in balance by 2015

Oct 11, 2013 | 05:08 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, titanium, John Byrne, 787 Dreamliner, long-term supply agreements, aircraft, buy-to-fly rate, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. expects to be "in balance" on titanium by 2015, but it is unclear if this would trigger a surge in demand as it also targets significant reductions in its buy-to-fly rate.

John Byrne, vice president of aircraft, structures and materials for Boeing’s commercial airplanes unit, told the International Titanium Association (ITA) this past week that the company expects to have "ordering and consumption balanced out" by 2015.....

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