Airbus calls on the West to avoid sanctions on Russian titanium

airbus SE is pushing against sanctions on Russian titanium sales, export ban of other Russian goods ranging from vodka to steel.

Airbus, the world’s largest commercial aircraft maker, is still importing huge amounts of titanium from one of the country’s largest exporters. It has publicly called on the EU to ban the metal, which is used to manufacture critical components of its aircraft, from landing gear and fasteners to the pylons connecting engines to a wing. According to consulting firm AlixPartners, about 65% of Airbus’s titanium supply comes from Russia.