Commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus continues to manage the weakest and most visible link in the widely popular A320neo supply chain, that being consistent shipments of the two options of high technology fuel-efficient aircraft engines.
Airbus’s Successful 2017 Full Year Performance- Critical Dependencies on Aircraft Engine Suppliers to Have a 2018 Repeat
Airbus reported 2017 full-year financial results indicating the pan-European global aerospace company overachieved on all key performance indicators. Operational performance was especially noted in the final Q4 quarter and the outlook for 2018 implies a very critical dependency on two aircraft engine providers.
Airbus warned certain airlines of a more concerning problem related to the new Pratt & Whitney geared-turbo-fan (GTF) engines powering both the Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The current development has two meaningful industry supply chain disruption implications.
Airbus and Boeing Q3 Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Ever More Evident for Airbus
Supply Chain Matters continues with our ongoing commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing production and supply chain performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With Q3 and first nine-months operational performance now reported, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening annual operational and financial performance objectives.
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