tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
Quoting zhiao (Thread starter):
Is there any list out there that displays every plane by country source of its components?
Not really, because it depends (a lot) on how you define "component". For example, major structural components of an aircraft might come from, say, Korea using aluminum stock from Russia, Canada, or the US...what's the country of origin?
Your avionics box has a case from Taiwan, chips from China, assembled in Puerto Rico, running software coded in the US...what's the country of origin?
CharlieNoble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
Quoting SchorschNG (Reply 2): Airbus aircraft can have up to 40% American workshare if engines are American. Many Airbus systems are sourced from USA, also a political move to reduce exposure to EUROUSD exchange ratio.
Kind of like my "Japanese" cars that were assembled in Ohio and the UK! And came with Delco batteries IIRC
Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I used to work in an engine assembly plant - was fascinating to see where all the parts came from.
In one engine some of the components would break out like this;
-Fuel filter/oil filter, India
-Wiring harness, China/USA
-Engine block/crankshaft, USA
-Plastic moldings, USA
But the torque wrenches used to check the tools on the line were made in England
In aerospace though, even 'foreign made aircraft' rely heavily on a US dominated manufacturing industry.
Sitting at work right now, and the manufacturing plant behind my office is currently exporting to Europe, Japan, China, Russia, India, Taiwan... everywhere.