Aerospace is a major world industry. This handbook, first published in 1987, provides a world survey of the industry in statistical form. The first part covers production and distribution by sector – airframes (aircraft), aeroengines, avionics, systems, missiles / spacecraft – and by country. It includes a summary for each country of the degree of government intervention, which is a crucial factor as state involvement is essential for the aerospace sector. The second part covers technological change, and here graphical representations of trends in product and process technologies are given.
1. Background to the Industry 2. The Market Leader: Aerospace in the USA 3. Aerospace in the Soviet Bloc 4. International Ventures 5. Aerospace in Europe and the Other AICs 6. Aerospace in the Newly-Industrialised Countries 7. Technical Change in the Aircraft Segment 8. Propulsion Forecasts 9. Changes in Aerospace Materials and Avionics 10. Space Technology Forecasts 11. Tends in Aerospace Process Technology 12. Conclusion