Aerospace company efforts to meet demand for new passenger planes are reportedly colliding with the limitations of their current supply chains.

The Wall Street Journal this week detailed the headaches of industry titans Boeing and Airbus as they seek to equip newly built planes with everything from engines to seating to toilets.

The paper noted that those companies need to bolster their annual production levels by 30 percent — a jump not seen since World War II — to build the orders received in recent years, primarily from expanding airlines in Asia and the Middle East.

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