RTI International Metals has been selected to provide finished titanium structural parts by Airbus for its new A350-1000 aircraft program.

The award from Airbus is to supply two final-machined structural titanium fuselage parts for the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft model.

Under the award, work to be performed by RTI includes providing titanium mill products, as well as extruding, forming, final machining and managing external suppliers.

‘This award is representative of the vertically-integrated, value-added business opportunities available to RTI as a direct result of our commitment to the execution of our strategy to extend RTI’s reach downstream, where we believe a majority of the incremental commercial aerospace industry growth opportunities lie,’ said Dawne S Hickton, vice chair, president and CEO of RTI.

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