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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Outsourcing your holy grail ? take another look

When the Chicago aerospace giant set out four years ago to build the fuel-sipping jet, it figured the chief risk lay in perfecting a process to build much of the plane from carbon-fiber plastic instead of aluminum. Boeing focused so hard on getting the science right that it didn't grasp the significance of another big change: The 787 is the first jet in Boeing's 91-year history designed largely by other companies.....

read on here at the Wall street journal, parachute me in for a few months :)




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