The Aerospace Product Line: Aircraft
The manufacture of aircraft has traditionally been the largest area of industry activity. In 2006, sales of aircraft accounted for approximately half of the industry�s total sales.
The U.S. aerospace industry produces a broad variety of military aircraft, including tactical fighters and fighter bombers, long-range strategic bombers, military transports, electronic interceptors, trainers, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Additionally the aerospace industry builds many models of narrow-body (single aisle) and wide-body (two-aisle) commercial aircraft. The industry also produces general aviation aircraft, a category that embraces large and medium-size corporate aircraft, small commuter airliners, air taxis, agricultural aircraft, light planes for private flying, and civil helicopters for police, ambulance, and patrol service.