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  •  I would urge caution, with regard to judging... (4+ / 0-)
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    SpamNunn, slampros, BachFan, Amber6541

    ...ALL outsourcing as being the same. Some smaller companies make highly specialised sub-assemblies, which larger companies cannot. For example, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a French-based company, is one of the world leaders in undercarriage, wheel and carbon-brake systems for airliners.

    Shorts, a well-known and respected Irish aircraft company, successfully made hundreds of undercarriage door assemblies for the 747.

    Not ALL outsourcing is bad....you just need an aerospace management who understands the technical problems which need to be solved.

    SF

    (former Member, Technical Committee, UK Airport Operators Association)

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