(Gary Wollenhaupt – Supply Chain Dive)
Boeing, the top airplane manufacturer, and Airbus, a close No. 2, plan to deliver a combined 1,600 airliners this year, more than double the number completed in 2000, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Delays and shortfalls, however, have plagued airplane manufacturers. Airbus has missed airliner delivery deadlines, leading airlines to cancel flights and use older, less fuel-efficient aircraft as replacements.
Meanwhile, Boeing faces supplier shortfalls. While Boeing has not yet missed deliveries, the company has dealt with delays of its Max 737 planes due to engines and wing and fuselage components. Click here to read more.
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