Solar Atmospheres of Western PA announced that it signed a long-term agreement with RTI International Metals. Solar will provide the services of vacuum heat treating, vacuum creep forming and fluorescent liquid-penetrant inspection (NDT) of structural titanium components manufactured by RTI for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Solar is the exclusive vacuum heat treater for the 787 PAX Floor Pi-Box Seat Track Program. RTI, as the lead integrator among the multiple supply-chain partners, will extrude, machine and assemble the finished titanium components used for the seat tracks in the floor structure of the 787.

This requirements-based contract extends Solar’s role as a strategic supplier to RTI. Solar has been under long-term contracts for aerospace products that are supplied to The Boeing Company since 2000. RTI International Metals is a producer of titanium mill products and fabricated-metal components.