The aerospace and defense (A&D) market remains solid and robust. Strong tailwinds, excellent demand drivers, and favorable macroeconomic factors continue to propel the industry for the foreseeable future. High commercial aircraft orders, modernization and required upgrades of systems and platforms, enhanced focus and investments within cabin interiors, and increased government defense spending are some of the factors driving growth across industry segments.
Governmental protectionist actions in aluminum and steel producing nations and restrictions on some technology transfers, along with production disruptions (e.g. Boeing 737 Max), highlight supply chain risks. Effective supplier and supply chain management is crucial. Collaboration, cross-planning, and shared objectives will drive the necessary process controls and improvements while keeping costs competitive.
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