Airbus signs Russian titanium supply agreement

  • 21-May-2009 03:19 EDT
Airbus and the Russian Technologies State Corp.’s integrated structure VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. signed an agreement for the supply of titanium to Airbus and other EADS divisions until 2020. The contract, considered to be the biggest and longest-term deal in the history of the Airbus/EADS cooperation with the Russian industry, includes the supply of titanium and covers die forging parts for all existing Airbus aircraft, including new programs such as the A350XWB. VSMPO-AVISMA may also machine titanium products to develop a vertically integrated titanium supply chain, starting from raw materials to finished products.
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