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Supply-Chain Troubles No. 1 Talking Point at Farnborough Airshow

  • Raytheon, Boeing both have production snarls top of mind
  • Embraer also seconding employees to work with suppliers
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Production bottlenecks were the key talking point at the aviation industry’s equivalent to speed dating -- flurries of meetings held at elaborate temporary chalets erected at Farnborough International Airshow, where executives took the opportunity to connect face-to-face once again.

“It’s topic number one in every meeting in every chalet I’ve been,” said Chris Calio, chief operating officer for Raytheon Technologies Corp., having huddled with some of his company’s biggest customers, including Boeing Co.