Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
Edited by John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark and Vida Vanchan
Chapter 19: Aerospace manufacturing: past, present and future
This chapter provides an overview of aerospace manufacturing. Aviation hardware, like most products, has aspects of product and history that make it uniquely challenging, so these are presented first. The service requirements for aerospace hardware determine to a large extent the manufacturing requirements. Thus in order to understand how modern manufacturing issues, such as supply chains, design and outsourcing, affect manufacturing, a current overview is presented before these effects are considered in more detail.
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