Delays on major aerospace and defense programs are putting enormous financial strain on Germany’s top-tier suppliers at a time when they are having to ramp up to prepare for new big-ticket projects, most notably the Airbus A350 twin-widebody. The difficulties, compounded by the global economic downturn and its ripple effects on aircraft orders, come at a precarious time for companies such as Premium Aerotec and Diehl Aerospace, two of the country’s major aerospace suppliers to large ...


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