First General Dynamics started divesting its ``non-core'' units, then LTV sold its aerospace and defense businesses. Then Northrop and Grumman merged. Now Lockheed and Martin Marietta--the Defense Dept.'s number two and three contractors--want to consolidate. So why, with so much consolidation activity in the aerospace industry, are there still four domestic rotorcraft makers? Is the rotorcraft industry blind to what is going on or just more resistant to change? CONSOLIDATION ...

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