Wall Street Journal Reports on Aircraft Fastener Shortage
Tuesday's online edition of the Wall Street Journal contains an interesting story and graphic on the shortage of high-tech fasteners facing the commercial aircraft industry. The article notes that:
During a briefing Sunday on the eve of the Paris Air Show, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Scott Carson described the fastener shortage as one of the biggest short-term challenges the industry is facing. "Fasteners are just aggravating as hell," he said, noting that such hardware is usually treated as a commodity that is readily available.On a related note, officials from BIS and the DoD are presenting dual-use and ITAR export control seminars at the Paris Air Show later this week.