Title: China's commercial jet aircraft business - competition concerns

Authors: Sören Eriksson

Addresses: GEOSE Information, Norrahammar, Sweden

Abstract: The aircraft industry has, in recent decades, frequently been used as a target and tool in many emerging economies as means for economic and industrial development. For a number of years, China has tried to foster a modern commercial aircraft industry and has benefited from the increasing participation in joint-projects with the world's leading aerospace firms. China's own domestic aircraft projects are facing major challenges in the coming years due to the pace of technology change and limited capability in crucial areas such as management and compliance to international rules and regulations of airworthiness. The fierce competition poses great dilemmas for those who have ambitions to enter the global market in an industry with such high and complicated entry barriers.

Keywords: China's aircraft industry; entry barriers aerospace; commercial aircraft business; competition aircraft industry; high-tech industry barriers; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2017.087404

International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2017 Vol.9 No.3, pp.220 - 229

Received: 16 Aug 2016
Accepted: 16 Aug 2016

Published online: 15 Oct 2017 *

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