Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Airbus: Supply chain an issue

Airbus is facing a backlog of 4,400 aircraft, but may be limited in ramping up production because of the supply chain. Airbus, which will be building an assembly line in Mobile, Ala., produces 42 single-aisle planes every month. It would like to push that to 44 a month, but it's worried about overstretching the supply chain, said John Leahy, chief operating officer of customers at Airbus. (Source: Air Transport World, 09/10/12)