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China Airborne The Test of China's Future

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ISBN-10: 1400031273

ISBN-13: 9781400031276

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Fallows

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More than two-thirds of the new airports under construction today are being built in China. Chinese airlines expect to triple their fleet size over the next decade and will account for the fastest-growing market for Boeing and Airbus. But the Chinese are determined to be more than customers. In 2011, China announced its Twelfth Five-Year Plan, which included the commitment to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start its aerospace industry. Its goal is to produce the Boeings and Airbuses of the future. Toward that end, it acquired two American companies: Cirrus Aviation, maker of the world’s most popular small propeller plane, and Teledyne Continental, which produces the engines…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
This Is Going to Be Big
Getting Off the Ground
The Men from Boeing
The Chinese Master Plan
An Airport in the Wilderness
An American Dream, Turned Chinese
China's Own Boeing
The Environmental Consequences of Aviation
The Tensions Inside China
The Chinese Model, Airborne
Notes
Index