RTI’s F-35 titanium shipments set to rise

May 07, 2014 | 06:08 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, aerospace, RTI International Metals, Lockheed-Martin F-35, JSF, Joint Strike Fighter, Dawne S. Hickton, Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics mill products

LOS ANGELES — RTI International Metals Inc.’s titanium shipments to the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program should grow by about one-third this year, and the company’s top executive hopes to win additional work on the JSF program beyond its role as a supplier of mill product.

RTI’s shipments for the JSF program will increase to about 2 million pounds this year from 1.5 pounds in 2013, according to Dawne S. Hickton, vice chairwoman, president and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh-based RTI, the primary supplier of titanium mill products for the F-35.....

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