Commentary
5/9/2005
08:12 PM
Paul McDougall
Paul McDougall
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India Outsources Aircraft Manufacturing To U.S.

U.S. workers at Boeing who log some overtime over the next year helping to fulfill the company's $7 billion aircraft order from Air India might have offshore IT outsourcing to thank for their fatter paychecks-indirectly, at least.



U.S. workers at Boeing who log some overtime over the next year helping to fulfill the company's $7 billion aircraft order from Air India might have offshore IT outsourcing to thank for their fatter paychecks-indirectly, at least.Indian officials told the Financial Times in a story Monday that American "grousing" over offshoring was one factor in the country's decision to award the contract to Boeing over Europe's Airbus consortium.

Proponents of offshore outsourcing say the practice will ultimately lead to more prosperity and productivity in the United States. Doubtless, they will point to Boeing's Air India contract as just one example of how this will play out.

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