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Wed. 3:23pm: Dreamliner problems not slowing RTI production

February 6, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

So far, RTI International Metals, Inc., has not seen lithium battery problems with the Boeing 787 dreamliner affect production or orders.

Pittsburgh-based RTI, which employs more than 350 workers in its Weathersfield Township plant, is a key supplier of titanium for the dreamliner that uses significantly more titanium than previous aircraft. RTI manufactures precision machined titanium components for the passenger jet.

The Federal Aviation Administration last month grounded the new aircraft, however, after a Jan. 7 fire believed to be caused by the battery.

President and CEO Dawne Hickton spoke about the issue during a conference call today.

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