Aircraft orders can distort economic data. They also propel a lot of economic activity.

Sep 27, 2023
Their volatility can overshadow broader trends. But those orders are just the start of a long, expansive manufacturing supply chain.
While aircraft orders jump around month to month, the supply chain, which involves thousands of companies, never stops.
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Manufacturing is humming. Can parts suppliers keep up?

Sep 6, 2018
Orders fluctuate month to month in most major manufacturing industries. U.S. aerospace has been in a peacetime boom, but it’s getting harder to deliver, as July data may reveal. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Here’s how deficit-inducing tax cuts lead to trade deficits

Sep 5, 2018
The U.S. trade deficit in July surged to a five-month high, $50.1 billion, as exports of products like soybeans and civilian aircraft fell, while imports reached record levels. President Donald Trump regularly complains about trade deficits, but his own spending policies tend to undermine the goal of lowering the trade gap. One part of the […]

China lists $50 billion of U.S. goods it might hit with 25 percent tariff

Apr 4, 2018
The trade dispute between the two countries continues to escalate, with China potentially imposing tariffs on U.S. soybeans and aircraft.
President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities last year in North Charleston, South Carolina. In premarket trade on Wednesday, Boeing stock dropped nearly 5 percent.
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Boeing may retire the 747

Jul 28, 2016
The iconic jumbo jet may finally phase out
A Korean Air Boeing 747 takes off. 
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