Last year set new records for A&D industry revenues and profits. However, 2008 was marked by two distinct periods: strong profitability was achieved in the first three quarters, while the fourth quarter was shadowed by a gathering storm of the intensifying global financial crisis and a crippling strike at Boeing. Although new profit records were set, aggregate Top-Performing Companies scores decreased modestly in 2008 overall, indicating the peak of the current cycle may have occurred ...
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