Category: Aerospace Supply Chain

Another Burden for Industry Supply Chains- Imposition of U.S. Import Tariffs on EU Produced Products

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on planned added trade and tariff actions related to the United States and the Eurozone sector, with specific impacts for commercial aerospace and automotive sectors.

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NTSB Recommends 737 MAX Aircraft Flight Control Design Changes

Supply Chain Matters alerts readers to today’s report from the U.S. NTSB recommending that Boeing and the FAA utilized unrealistic assumptions regarding the flight control systems of the 737 MAX aircraft. Assumptions that the aircraft may return to global-wide operational service by the end of 2019 may be premature.

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Breaking News- Boeing to Establish Permanent Board Level Safety Committee

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights breaking news indicating that Boeing’s Board of Directors will establish a new Aerospace Safety Committee, to be led by a former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the light of the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX global groundings.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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Potential Added Delay in Returning Boeing 737 MAX to Service Has Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to report that the European safety agency is calling for increased flight tests of the Boeing 737 MAX before granting any certification. That has implication to the overall supply network.

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Report Indicates Aggressive Future Production Planning Assumptions by Boeing

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary provides a further reader update relative to the ongoing challenges related to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft global-wide grounding, and efforts and challenges undertaken by Boeing from supply and customer demand network dimensions.

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Airbus’s Rather Positive Q2 and First-Half Financial Performance- Emphasis on Operational and Supply Network Execution

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on Airbus’s Q2 and 2019 first-half financial and operational performance and shares a summary perspective of what challenges remain for the industry’s supply and customer demand networks.

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Boeing’s Ugly Q2-2019 Financial Performance- The Playing of the 737 MAX Production Suspension Card

Commercial aerospace manufacturer Boeing reported what many in business media have concluded as its worst quarterly financial performance ever, principally from the ongoing global grounding of the global 737 MAX fleet. The outlook presents continued challenges that will likely extend for many months to come.

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