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Counterfeit titanium was found in Boeing and Airbus jets. The FAA is investigating how it got there

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Investigation into Fake Titanium in Boeing and Airbus Jets Raises Safety Concerns #

An investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing, and Airbus is underway to determine whether fake titanium components, distributed with counterfeit documentation, pose a safety threat to the public. The probe follows the discovery of small holes in the material due to corrosion. Tests conducted so far indicate that the correct titanium alloy was used, but affected parts are being removed from airplanes before delivery. The investigation focuses on the authenticity of documents allowing the questionable titanium to enter the supply chain. The safety implications for planes that have used these parts are being assessed. The incident adds to the recent quality and safety issues faced by the aerospace industry.