WSJ: ‘Chinese Jetmaker Gets Western Help’ (incl. Rockwell Collins); Clay Jones quoted September 3, 2008Posted by John in Business, International.
Tags: aerospace industry, ARJ21, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), China, Chinese aircraft, Clay Jones, Clayton Jones, Rockwell Collins
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From Wall Street Journal:
Their participation could help China do in aerospace what it has done in industries ranging from toys to cars: move from a basic fabricator to a global competitor.
“We understand that they may well want to develop an indigenous industry, but we want to stay a part of it as long as we can,” says Clayton Jones, chief executive of Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which provides radios, navigation equipment and other avionics systems for the ARJ21. “If I don’t move in there, somebody else will,” he says. …