Some key Boeing and Airbus suppliers believe a sizable number of smaller companies will be unable to survive the current commercial aircraft market downturn, which they expect to erode further before flattening out and eventually recovering. They expect most of the shakeout will be concentrated among companies that produce relatively simple parts or subsystems--``mom-and-pop'' businesses that employ several hundred people. ``There are a lot of these companies that live on a shoestring ...
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