The supply of titanium and components for Airbus in the year 2016 will increase by 10-15% compared with the current year.
The statement was made by VSMPO-Avisma CEO Mikhail Voevodin during a press conference in the international air show MAKS-2015 in Russia.
According to him, this is due to the A350 (and also A320neo) production ramp-up at Airbus.
VSMPO-Avisma remains the largest supplier of titanium to Airbus as confirmed by Airbus materials procurement vice president Olivier Chill.
According to him, Western sanctions did not affect cooperation between both companies.
Additionally, Mr. Chill said that one possible future direction in the cooperation between Airbus and VSMPO-Avisma could be the additive manufacturing (3d printed) of titanium parts for the aerospace industry.
Based on the article “ВСМПО-АВИСМА увеличит поставки титана для Airbus в 2016 году на 15%” published in Газета.Ru