By Kevin Michaels
It is heartening that aircraft OEMs are busy planning for significantly higher production rates after so much bad news. Airbus is urging suppliers to be ready for 75 A320s per month by 2025. Boeing expects to deliver more than 600 aircraft in 2022—nearly double that in 2021. While the aerospace ecosystem craves the upturn, there are two factors that will govern the pace of recovery: a shortage of skilled labor and supply chain bottlenecks.