Re: ATR-72's and Airbuses

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:39 
From:         cleyman@cix.compulink.co.uk ("Clive Leyman")
Organization: Compulink Information eXchange
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H Andrew Chuang wrote:
> than the US.)  In addition, because of Airbus's structure, Airbus
divides
> **all** the workload amongst its partners and doesn't look for the most
> cost-effective subcontractors.

What this doesn't say is that the partners do the searching for the most
cost-effective subcontractors and place orders for the parts under their
responsibility. Quite a lot of this work ends up in the USA - Textron in
particular have a lot of A340 work; other parts are made in Australia and
Canada.

cleyman@cix.compulink.co.uk