Yesterday, a stunning development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have added geo-political and industry supply chains implications down the road. Airbus and Bombardier jointly announced a new partnership in the C-Series regional aircraft program.
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There is another supplier quality conformance scandal involving a major Japan based supplier, Kobe Steel, and this time, the implications could involve multiple industry supply chains.
This week, a significant development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have geo-political and trade policy reprisal implications that could likely impact aerospace and other industry supply chains down the road.
United Technologies announced deal to acquire Collins changes Aerospace industry supply chain ecosystem dynamics and negotiating leverage with a counter force in product design collaboration, volume pricing and other supply matters, including the aftermarket.
Supply Chain Matters provides commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing Q2-2017 operating performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With the first-half numbers now being shared, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities, especially for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening financial performance objectives.
At this week’s Paris Air Show two dominant themes appear; one being efforts by Boeing to premiere or hint of new aircraft and growing services, the other by key suppliers, exercising influence as the critical link in commercial aircraft supply chains.