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Airbus: supply chain issues to hold back aerospace industry

Jan 13, 2023

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury said supply-chain issues will continue to hold back the aerospace industry this year amid continued strong demand, reports Bloomberg.

“We’re going to continue to have big supply chain issues in 2023,” Faury said. “But we’re not going to deny our happiness about being in such a strongly growing sector.”

Speaking about China’s exit from its zero-Covid policy, Faury said the step would be helpful in the medium- and long-term, but that for the moment the situation there was difficult to manage. 

Airbus was twice forced to cut its delivery targets last year because of supply-chain disruptions, a situation Faury called an “enormous frustration.”

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