By Robert Moorman

By Robert Moorman
Articles
Taiwan's Foxconn Brings LCD-Making to Wisconsin 
Foxconn Technology—aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Company—has broken ground on a US$10 billion facility in Wisconsin, bringing the manufacture of critical liquid crystal displays to an ex-Asia location for the first time.
USA Partner Pavilion Attracts New Exhibitors
Kallman says this airshow will be lively as a result of the projected growth in the commercial and military sectors, and increased funding by the U.S. government for defense programs.
Foxconn Brings LCD-Making to America
Foxconn Technology—aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Company—has broken ground on a US$10 billion facility in Wisconsin, bringing the manufacture of critical liquid crystal displays to an ex-Asia location for the first time.
Larger U.S. Footprint At Paris This Year
The U.S. aerospace industry sports a larger presence at this year’s Paris Air Show, although it is unlikely that any U.S. military aircraft will fly.
Textron Fine-Tuning New Business Segment 

Textron Inc., the parent of Wichita-based Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker, continues to fine-tune its new business segment, Textron Aviation, under which the three companies now fall.

RJs Reaching Major Repair Window 

For years, regional jets (RJ) were considered the Dorian Gray of airliners: Since beginning service in the U.S. and Europe in the early 1990s, these slender twin jets never seemed to age. Today, hundreds of RJs, 50-seaters mostly, operate worldwide. Daily utilization has increased dramatically. The heavy maintenance honeymoon is over, and older RJs now require multiple visits for major airframe, engine and component repair service.

Where to From Here? 

Like the airlines they serve, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business is suffering. A lagging economy, announced retirements of 1960s-vintage aircraft by leading U.S. major carriers, as well as the reduction in air travel following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have prompted industry observers to ask: Who will survive and who will succumb? How will the present crisis affect the independent repair stations, as well as the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have struggled to find their footing in the MRO business?

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