Aviation Business Supply Chain Database Created

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Those interested in who is selling what to whom in the aerospace industry can subscribe to a new database created by PMI Media. The Aerospace Supply Chain Database is described as a "new market intelligence service for the global aerospace industry." The database appears to quite literally get to the nuts and bolts of the industry, tracing the source of all materials going into aircraft and engine products, sometimes down to the raw materials. "Information has been compiled on key contracts, suppliers, value (where publicly available), location of work, contract dates and technology/industry analysis which can be easily interrogated by customers," the company said in a news release. Free examples of the depth and breadth of the database are now available.

The sample given on the myriad of contracts required to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner runs 42 pages and itemizes the contractors, subcontractors and their subcontractors. For instance, the document lists Magellan as the overall contractor for the landing gear but notes that Quest Machining and Manufacturing of Bangalore, India, is doing the work. The database is grouped in seven libraries and broken down by individual airplane and engine.