This survey of the British aerospace industry comments on current government thinking, on airframe manufacturing groups, the Rolls-Royce engine industry, and on the British avionics and equipment industries. Factors which have guided government decisions include the recognition of the need to maintain a high level of technological and engineering experise coupled with a desire to keep down unemployment. It seems inevitable that in the future, effort will be made to administer all aerospace matters by one authority. The organization of the nationalized airframe manufacturing group, British Aerospace, is outlined. Other airframe companies are also briefly surveyed. Brief comments are made on Rolls-Royce's RB-211 and other activities. It is noted that the British avionics and equipment have been successful in getting into the U.S. market formerly considered impregnable. A significant trend has been the grouping of numerous companies to provide overall "package deals". The most notable example of this is the 500 m-sterling pounds extension of the British Aerospace defence support agreement with Saudi Arabia.

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  • Authors:
    • Wood, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 797-806
  • Serial:
    • Interavia
    • Volume: 33
    • Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    • ISSN: 0020-5168

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  • Accession Number: 00183868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM