The U.S. aerospace sector is warning that it could face further supply chain and manufacturing problems if the federal government doesn’t step up its regulatory review process soon.
At issue, Reuters reports, are new soot emissions standards for aircraft engines. The rules aren’t scheduled to take effect until 2023, but industry group the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association warned that its members will need clarity on what the regulations will mean long before that deadline.
The aerospace sector, which was slammed by the decline in air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now dealing with the same supply chain issues affecting many other industries. Any unnecessary regulatory delays, the group warned, would generate additional uncertainty, and could impact the broader aerospace supply chain and subsequent airline deliveries.