Boeing and Airbus have backlogs bulging with orders and would like to see production rates increase. The question is can their supply chains meet the schedule and quality marks needed. “We have to think through whether we want to go for higher rates,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner recently said. Airbus is in the same cautious position of not wanting to let its desire for higher rates exceed its supply chain’s capacity. Still, the pressure to get aircraft ...

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