Distant (Off) Shores

Anselmo, Joseph C.
November 2005
Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/21/2005, Vol. 163 Issue 20, p58
Trade Publication
This article discusses various aspects of aerospace business outsourcing. Aerospace lags other industries in expanding its supply base to low-cost nations such as China and India, but that is likely to change dramatically in the coming years. While aerospace suppliers in the U.S. and Western Europe are reaping the lion's share of today's business, net spending in those regions is on track to decrease as prime contractors farm out more work to reduce costs and gain entry to lucrative new markets. But companies that hope to save a few dollars by shipping work to nations with lower labor costs would be well advised to tread carefully.


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