The big names in commercial aircraft manufacturing no longer have Southern California addresses, but the area abounds with suppliers. Twice as many aerospace engineers, mechanics, technicians and assemblers work in California as in any other state, and the bulk of them are clustered from Los Angeles to San Diego. Airbus has made headlines with its plans to begin delivering A320s in 2016 from a factory it will build in Mobile, Ala. The company has an engineering center in Wichita, draws ...


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