Counterfeit Chinese Materials Found on Boeing Planes, Investigation Underway

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how counterfeit titanium from a Chinese company found its way into recently manufactured Boeing planes, according to The New York Times.
The counterfeit titanium was discovered after a parts supplier for the plane manufacturer found small holes in the material due to corrosion, generating concerns about the structural integrity of the planes, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Times.
It is not clear yet how many planes were affected or which airlines own or operate them, but the materials were included in parts manufactured between 2019 and 2023 on Boeing 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner airliners, as well as in European co …

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