Metals market wary of Boeing’s 737-Max halt

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2019

All segments of the metals industry - especially aluminium and steel producers that supply the aerospace sector - are likely to be affected by Boeing’s decision to suspend production of its grounded 737-Max airplanes in January 2020, an industry expert told Fastmarkets.

By Orla O'Sullivan

Metals suppliers who provide materials to airplane parts manufacturers on shorter lead times - within three to six months - will be most affected by the suspension, according to Chris Olin, senior research analyst at Cleveland-based Longbow Research.

"The shorter-cycle materials will be hit first: aluminium sheet and plate...

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