Dec. 16, 2014: There have been record aircraft orders year after year, swelling the backlogs of Airbus and Boeing to seven years on some product lines, Bombardier's CSeries is sold out through 2016, Embraer has a good backlog and the engine makers are swamped with new development programs.
So it is with some irony that several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are warning of cash flow squeezes in the coming years.
With so many development programs in the works, the prospect of new airplane and engine programs are being trimmed.
Most airframe and engine OEMs under pressure.
The full impact of the pending cash flow squeeze hasn't been appreciated by the markets yet.