First, there was the courting period, followed by marriage and a brief honeymoon that brought out the best and worst in the partners. Now the honeymoon is over and the couple has settled into a comfortable, long-term relationship that is mutually beneficial. Such could be the description of any one of the various public private partnerships (PPPs) between aerospace businesses and U.S. military depots that have sprung up over the last few years. In fact, those successful PPPs on ...

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