Domestic and Foreign Trade Position of the United States Aircraft Turbine Engine Industry. Task Six. Short-Term Gas Turbine Propulsion Analysis and Assessment
Interim rept. Sep 89-Aug 90,
UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY CORP DAYTON OH
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U.S. aircraft engines and parts importsexports are traced through the 70s and 80s, showing a trend that, if continued, will position the U.S. as a net importer of engines and parts by the turn of the century. New engine production between 1970 and 1988 is traced and comparisons made between the U.S. and other western world countries. The U.S. share in engine production eroded from 84 in 1970 to 62 in 1988, while the European Community E.C. more than doubled its share 15 to 32. Changes in market character are reviewed militarycivil segments and coproduction growth. The machine tool industrys rise in Japan and its collapse in the U.S. is reviewed to identify conditions that also may characterize the U.S. engine industry. The U.S., E.C., and Japanese aircraft engine industries are briefly compared to highlight causes for the U.S. erosion and E.C. gain. Conclusions are drawn regarding the U.S. aircraft engine industrys trade position, and recommendations are offered for activity to assure that U.S. engines are produced with superior quality to lower cost than can be achieved by any of its international competitors for the foreseeable future.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines