The most recent aerospace programs like the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" and the Airbus A380 tried to take advantage of heavy outsourcing even of former core competences and work packages.
They both also faced major technical obstacles, program delays and cost increases. Both Boeing and Airbus are confronted with damages claims from airlines and cancelled orders.
At the same time, emerging aerospace countries such as Brazil, China, South Korea, and Japan are launching major aerospace programs not only aimed at the much more fragmented regional airliners market, but also attacking the current "cash cows" such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 families.
Subcontractors see new opportunities with the new players, while pressure for risk sharing is rising.
DO-178C looming, end of civil aerospace duopoly, COTS arriving: challenges and opportunities in avionics software
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