According to The Wall Street Journal major international airlines have been forced to cancel flights because of a shortage in aircraft parts.
Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline is experiencing a shortage in parts. They have to source parts from other countries, such as interior panels, for their aircraft.
Qatar Airways will keep the Airbus A380 available for use in the event that the planes become unfit to fly. Aside from the engine maintenance delays, the aircraft are not in the air for as many hours.
Parts manufacturers for aircraft are trying to increase production to avoid delivery delays. CFM International is two months behind schedule in delivering new engines. The Wall Street Journal reported that CFM International is working with suppliers to speed up the process.
Rolls-Royce engine maker is experiencing delays too, but it is working with customers in finding solutions. Pratt & Whitney rival is aiming to increase engine deliveries later in the year.