Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is a Tier 1 supplier to Airbus and for the most part a Tier 2 supplier for Boeing programs. But it wants to be what it calls a super Tier 1 supplier in commercial aviation—one that is closer to building complete aircraft. The company is attempting to double its commercial-aircraft business by 2024-25 and double it again by 2030. Its 2018 sales in the segment were 1.1 trillion won ($930 million).  Whereas aerostructure-makers commonly sharpen ...

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