Recent groundings of the Boeing 737 MAX aside, these are good days for the commercial aerospace supply chain. With the leading commercial aircraft OEMs counting seven years of narowbody and widebody backlog work, suppliers see growth almost as far as their forecasts project. What some may not see is the investment needed to realize those forecasts. Suppliers in the lower tiers are particularly vulnerable, according to several presenters and attendees of recent industry conferences, and ...


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