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Airframer journal -
February 2007 issue

Strategic destruction of the North American and European commercial aircraft industry; implications of the system integration business model
By David Pritchard and Alan MacPherson, Canada-United States Trade Center

Critical perspectives highlight technology transfer downside This article is an edited version of a paper that explores the role of systems integration based on risk sharing partnerships for new aircraft programmes. It is the latest in a series by the authors that raises concerns about the longer term downside of practices such as systems integration.

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Features from this issue:

Manufacturers stress the benefits of working with international partners

Computer games technology transfer could provide timely solutions for composite aircraft design problems

News from this issue

Boeing and DSTO push back hypersonics frontiers

Airbus steps up research into environmental impact

Finland opts to integrate aerospace industry into e-platform

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