• Europe's aerospace industry fears Russia sanctions - WSJ

    12 days ago - By RT

    A disruption of titanium exports could spell trouble for plane manufacturers
    Europe's aerospace industry would be in danger if sanctions disrupt the supply of Russian titanium, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing the top management of Airbus.
    Russia's VSMPO-Avisma is the world's largest supplier of the metal and was the main trading partner for the US-based Boeing and Europe's Airbus.
    While Boeing halted purchases of Russian titanium from VSMPO, Airbus has continued buying it through unsanctioned entities and has lobbied to keep the firm off the sanctions list.
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