Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer may get the lion’s share of attention, but the airplanes they build are the sum of systems and parts that are procured from hundreds of suppliers around the globe. So it is not surprising that United Technologies Corp.’s $18.4 billion deal to acquire Goodrich is generating a lot of speculation about the future of the aerospace supply chain. Will others move to counter a new aircraft “super supplier” that will sell everything from Pratt & Whitney ...
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