A round of subcontracts for new Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft will advance the technology of rapidly expanding component makers in Southeast Asia, lining them up for work on the next generation of programs. The work will variously take the manufacturers into aluminum-lithium fabrication and the assembly of large, critical airframe parts. In one case, it will underpin a research and development effort aimed at out-of-autoclave curing of composite materials, widely regarded as an ...


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