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Skyrocketing Aerospace Growth and Complex Supply Chains

Meeting demand with better logistics.

Commercial airplane makers are ramping up production to meet historic demand from operators around the world, but the good times come with risk in this increasingly complex business that sees supply chains sprawling further and often into emerging markets. Now, more than ever, a mastery of aerospace logistics is key to success. Without it, the […]

On a Mission for Enthusiasm at the Paris Air Show

Q&A with aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia

The Paris Air Show is the Cannes Festival of aviation — the annual event where top industry players go to see and be seen, whether it’s inking jumbo jet deals or unveiling the smartest technologies rocket science has to offer. Given ongoing uncertainty about the global economy, this year’s fete may not feature the blockbuster […]

Challenges, Opportunities in Shifting Aerospace MRO Landscape

The demand for aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul is on the rise. Are aerospace companies ready?

The aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business is poised for stunning growth in the near term, but the aerospace companies that provide those services must navigate a rocky and often-unpredictable landscape in order to thrive. Rapid fleet growth and the rise of emerging markets, especially in Asia, where the aftermarket is fragmented and uncoordinated, […]

Five Ways Aerospace Companies Can Fly Through Customs

How to manage risk and trade with confidence.

Aerospace manufacturers and distributors who move shipments across international borders face an often-complicated, high-stakes process as they navigate export rules and local customs regulations. Fines for non-compliance can amount to millions of dollars. That makes understanding guidelines a vital business priority. For some companies, the hassles associated with customs can dissuade them from expanding into […]

Flying Toward Opportunity

Emerging markets offer big rewards – and risks – for aerospace companies.

The commercial aerospace industry is getting more global each year as demand for new aircraft grows in emerging markets around the world. This heightened demand presents phenomenal opportunities as well as formidable challenges for plane-makers and their suppliers. The potential sales are obviously lucrative, considering the record backlog of aircraft orders from commercial operators. But […]