OEMs manufacturing aircraft in the U.S. are increasingly shifting work to Mexico to lower their labor costs. As an end user of these aircraft, do you believe that this compromises the quality/integrity of these aircraft?

June 29, 2011, 4:26 AM

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No, the components/subassemblies made in Mexico are subject to the same strict quality controls as the ones made in the U.S.
23% (14 votes)
No, properly trained workers in Mexico are every bit as skilled as workers are in the U.S.
8% (5 votes)
Maybe. It depends on the quality control processes and worker training.
11% (7 votes)
Yes - lower labor costs buy lower quality, and workers in Mexico aren't as skilled as long-time, experienced U.S. workers are.
30% (18 votes)
Yes, and I would advise my boss not to buy an aircraft with significant Mexican labor content.
28% (17 votes)
Total votes: 61

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