StearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
Boeing can't help anybody build ARJ's in the USA? Currently, there are none produced within the US borders.
Very funny when the present American commercial aircraft production market is severely threatened by the Airbus Industrie conglomerate which is heavily subsidized by the British, German, Italian, and French governments.
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Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
Repeating the same old subsidy rubbish over and over again doesn't make it true. Read the other threads and get an education.
Boeing is working in partnership in Russia because it's a GLOBAL economy. There is demand there, and it'll earn Boeing revenues. The 'working together' strategy and Boeing project management excellence is just as saleable as an aircraft.
Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6703 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
No RJs assembled in Wichita though BBD does all the flight testing there. Only the Lears are assembled in Wichita.
BTW, people should stop thinking along nationalistic lines as the Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer all source their components globally. As was quoted in the press yesterday: "The A380 with GE/PW engines will have 50% American content, and the 7E7 will have 35% American content -- which is the American aircraft?"
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein
TripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1150 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
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Planemaker is right. Most parts for commercial aircraft of any type are manufactured around the globe, so the only thing that really ties them to a specific nation is the "top" manufacturer, the one who markets the plane - Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and the like. As planes become increasingly sophisticated, construction of complex individual parts is best left to the professionals in that field - and those do not necessarily have to be from the same country. The ones offering best performance for the lowest price are awarded the contract - for money does not know borders, or colors, or nationalities.
Imagine just what would happen if say Boeing or Airbus started making their own engines instead of buying them from GE, CFM, P&W or RR. It would be doubtful if their airliners would even be able to get off the ground.