French aerospace equipment manufacturers saw steady growth last year, with revenues up 14% to €11.4 billion ($14.7 billion) and order intake totaling €14.3 billion, including a 20% increase in exports. Olivier Zarrouati, who leads the equipment group at French aerospace industry association Gifas, says the country's equipment-manufacturing industry is entering a new phase. Dogged by a fluctuating but generally unfavorable euro-dollar exchange rate, the rising cost of raw materials and ...

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