Competitive Status of the U.S. Civil Aviation Manufacturing by Lowell W. Steele

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Such an eventuality would lead to a deterioration of aircraft design, development, and About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution.

Two separate agencies, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were established. The CAB was assigned to handle route and economic matters (economic regulation). The FAA was charged with technical, safety, and certification matters. Both were charged with encouraging the expansion of the industry. , extensive domestic routes and long-range overseas routes using the China Clipper). S. civil aircraft, and especially engines, benefited from the continuous stream of large R&D investment by the military establishment, especially the competition for jet bombers.

Aerospace Facts and Figures, 1983/1984, p. 34. THE INDUSTRY AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO THE ECONOMY The civil aviation manufacturing industry is a major component of the aerospace industry, which in turn is one of our largest and most technologyintensive industries. 3 percent for all manufacturing. Shipments of large transports, helicopters, and general aviation aircraft are shown in Table 1-1. The variability of output for a major capital expenditure such as aircraft is reflected in the figures. Even within manufactured durable goods, commercial sales of aircraft (including exports of military aircraft) vary from just over I percent to more than 2 percent (Table 1-2).

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