Kobe Steel wins A350 titanium landing gear role

Mar 28, 2014 | 04:19 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, forgings, Airbus A350, Kobe Steel, Japan Aeroforge, Bill Bihlman, Aerolytics, Alcoa Preciision Castparts

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Steel Ltd. will supply titanium forgings to the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty unit of France’s Safran SA for the main landing gear of Airbus SAS’ A350 XWB (extra wide body) airliner.

Japan Aeroforge Ltd., a joint venture established in 2011 by Kobe and five other companies, will produce the forgings. The A350 role is Japan Aeroforge’s largest job to date, a Kobe spokesman told AMM via e-mail.....

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