Aircraft building is a major industry for many developed countries. This book, first published in 1986, provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the world aircraft industry. It looks at how the industry developed, and at its problems. It examines the role of governments, showing how this differs from country to country. It concludes by assessing the prospects for the future shape of the industry, particularly as newly industrialised countries become more involved.
1. Overview of the Industry 2. Emergence and Evolution 3. Markets for Civil Aircraft 4. Markets for Military Aircraft 5. Supply Factors and Industrial Location 6. Technology and Industrial Organisation 7. The State and the Aircraft Industry 8. Aerospace and Development