Planemakers Touting “Surge Capacity” Plans Written 20 April 2023


Boeing 787 production line. | Jetstar Airways; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

In an analysis, Reuters reports that, with the aerospace industry still struggling “to tame post-COVID disruption,” both Airbus and The Boeing Company leaders had used the term “surge capacity” amid promises to increase factories’ resilience to supply disruptions. Surge capacity can involve expanding factory space and hiring more staff, but “the risk is that when demand slows the added capacity and inventory may no longer be profitable.”
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