RTI Metals Wins Boeing Dreamliner Contract

PITTSBURGH – RTI International Metals Inc. announced today that it’s been chosen by The Boeing Co. to manage and perform expanded titanium parts manufacturing, machining and assembly activities related to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane seat track system.

The contract means that additional titanium parts called for under the agreement will be sourced through RTI’s Titanium Segment using titanium mill product produced at its Niles and Canton, Ohio, plants with extrusion work to be completed at RTI Extrusions in Houston.

Sub-assembly activities to prepare RTI-manufactured center fuselage seat track system components for installation in the 787 Dreamliner will be performed at the company’s Engineered Products and Service Segment in Montreal. Final machining and sub-assembly operations will be performed and managed at RTI Claro in Laval, Quebec.

“RTI’s selection by Boeing to perform expanded work across our integrated supply chain for the 787 seat track system demonstrates confidence in RTI’s ability to perform as well as the enhanced value we provide through our vertically integrated supply chain capabilities,” Christian Sauvé, vice president and general manager, RTI Claro, said in a prepared statement. “In addition, this new agreement with Boeing highlights opportunities that can be realized through RTI’s strong, strategic level customer relationships. We look forward to successfully executing this additional work package and to exploring additional opportunities to further expand our partnering relationship.”

RTI delivers titanium mill products, extruded shapes, formed and 3D-printed parts, and highly engineered precision-machined components through its downstream integrated supply chain.

The company operates facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

SOURCE: RTI International Metals Inc.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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