AIRPLANE BUILDERS PREPARE ASSAULT ON ECONOMICS BARRIER

This special report discusses the present and future market situation for airframe and engine manufacturers and highlights several issues confronting the industry. The first article discusses the importance of economic and environmental considerations when designing airframes and engines for the future. The second article looks at the problems facing Boeing Company as it attempts to reconcile two different carrier requirements. The third article discusses McDonnell Douglas's programe as it prepares itself to meet the future of the 1980's and 90's. The fourth article looks at Lockheed as it examines the possibility of launching a new or derivative airplane program, only on a smaller scale. The fifth article examines the efforts of Pratt and Whitney to come up with an engine design capable of being tailored to produce anywhere from 25,000 lb. to 35,000 lb. of thrust. The sixth article examines the efforts of General Electric to break out of its current role of just selling engines for the larger wide-bodies and focuses instead on supplying engines for smaller transport. The final article assesses the European aerospace industry with respect to whether their products will sell in the vitual U.S. market.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Reinhold Publishing Company, Incorporated

    600 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT  USA  06904
  • Authors:
    • Woolsey, J P
    • Baumgarner, J D
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Transport World
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM