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As the industry goes through seismic changes, aerospace and defense supply chain strategies are having to change with them. Passenger demands and emerging technologies mean that if companies don’t come up with new competitive growth strategies they will get left behind. These strategies have led to the current complexities of aircraft design and building processes which in turn have led to an increasingly complex supply chain. We’ve talked before about the massive pressure that the two major aircraft manufacturers currently have to deal with before. Boeing and Airbus have a huge backlog of orders numbering into the thousands that they simply cannot deliver. In 2016, Boeing reported 5,715 undelivered orders and Airbus, 6,874. Since 2016 though, those backlogs have only
As a distributor and manufacturer of aerospace fasteners since 1958, we’ve always been fascinated by the rapid development of our industry. The last 100 years have seen us go from wooden gliders to landing drones on Mars. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 5 five key innovative advancements that have helped mankind travel faster than the speed of sound and walk on the moon. 1. The Airfoil – Swept Wing It was a German aerodynamicist, Adolf Busemann, researching ways to reduce drag at high speed who came up with this solution. Germany began researching it in 1935 but never managed to complete the research. Instead it was seized after the Second world War by the U.S. Airforce. This
The supply chain for any business needs to be flexible and well coordinated with great communication throughout. This is especially true in a sector like aerospace and aviation where there are so many players, from various regions across the globe, including large multinationals and fast developing new markets.
We’ve talked before about the growth of the commercial aerospace marketplace over the last few years. More people want to go places, and with more efficient aeroplanes being developed there are more service suppliers than ever able to offer affordable travel solutions. This has led to steadily expanding fleet sizes for many airlines which has in turn put increasing pressure on manufacturers.
Reaching the stars, being an astronaut is something that fascinates all of us. Very few people ever realise that childhood dream though. Despite this, the idea of travelling in space never loses its lustre. Ask almost anyone if they wouldn’t like to visit an Ian M Banks kind of utopian system in the stars and they will say yes. We are fascinated by the infinite void of space and the infinite possibilities that it seems to offer.
Air travel is in a period of change as exciting new aviation advancements place the whole industry is in a state of flux. Things like the advancements of electric propulsion systems, the future of eVTOLs, the digitisation of the supply chain are all contributing to how aeroplanes are built, but just as interesting is how the rapid pace of technological innovation is changing what consumers expect from airlines.
With Uber unveiling their eVTOL plans, we look at how the impact could change how we legislate air space. What does this mean for aviation as we know it?
What will electric technologies in the aerospace industry look like in 5 years time? Who is leading the way and who’s falling behind? Find out here!
What do we mean by the digital transformation of the aerospace supply chain? And, how can we maximise our opportunities whilst minimising our threats?
It’s been in the news a lot recently, for political reasons more than engineering ones, but Airbus genuinely does have one of the most interesting and complex manufacturing operations of any business in the world.
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