After arguing for months that governments should not list titanium among the commodities sanctioned in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Airbus on Friday (Dec.2) said it would stop sourcing the metal from Russia. “We are in the process of decoupling from Russia when it comes to titanium. It will be a matter of months not years,” Michael Schoellhorn, chief executive Airbus defence & space, said at this week’s Airbus summit, according to the Reuters news agency. Russia is the world’s biggest source of titanium, which is prized by manufacturers due to its durability and it being relatively-light.

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