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#Messier Dowty, France will increase titanium orders at VSMPO for DreamLiner 787 landing gears

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August 15 2014

French company Messier-Bugatti-Dowty prevented VSMPO-Avisma, Russian titanium producer supporting its 100% titanium requirements, about building up orders, VSMPO reports.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty supplies landing gears for all versions of DreamLiner 787 and orders die forgings at the Ural titanium manufacturer.

The Corporation assured the foreign customer that “it is able to supply titanium die forgings for DreamLiner landing gears in the volumes that Boeing plans to produce DreamLiners of all modifications”. VSMPO press-service did not disclose delivery volumes to Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, but explained that the French partner is exclusive supplier of landing gears for DreamLiner 787.

Since 2011, 170 DreamLiner 787 aircrafts were supplied to airlines.

PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is the world’s largest producer of titanium alloys with complete process cycle: from raw material processing to production of finish parts with high level of machining. Controlling share (about 60%) in VSMPO-AVISMA is owned by the Corporation’s top management, blocking shareholding - 25%  plus one share belongs to Rostech. Other approximately 10% of its shares is in free circulation and traded at Moscow exchange.