Has U.S. Aerospace Employment Already Peaked?

Boeing assembly
The future of aerospace manufacturing involves fewer workers. Here, some of the first Boeing 777Xs came together in 2018, when industry likely peaked employment.
Credit: Boeing
The U.S. aerospace manufacturing workforce reached its last employment peak right before the COVID-19 pandemic and may not surpass it again for a generation, if ever. Taking the brunt of the hit are suppliers. Crises and lights-out manufacturing mean smaller A&D ranks Suppliers took the brunt of...

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