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Rotorcraft Forecast Commercial & Military

15-year global unit production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 23,215 aircraft, valued at $279.7 billion.

Military platforms include: Boeing CH-47F Chinook, NH Industries NH90, Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk and others.

Civil platforms include: Airbus Helicopters H160, Bell 525, Leonardo AW169 and others.

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Aviation Gas Turbines

Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast

Major Programs Covered: F-135, LEAP,
Trent, PW1000, GEnx, CFM56 and others.

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Military Aircraft Forecast

Military Aircraft Forecast

15-year global unit production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 8,212, valued at $522.7 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer
Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, T-X and others
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Civil Aircraft Forecast

Civil Aircraft Forecast

Features coverage of the A320neo, A350, A380, 737 MAX, 777X and G650 and others
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Companies, Contractors, Force Structures & Budgets

Provides coverage on every major defense & aerospace company worldwide, detailed contact information for international contractors, and global defense spending forecasts. Learn More

Airborne Electronics Forecast

Airborne Electronics Forecast

15-year global production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 127,346, valued at $1.45 billion.

Covers the communications, radar, targeting,
jamming, and self-protection suites that equip
various airborne platforms ranging from the
AAQ-40 EOTS to the ZPY-2 MP-RTIP.
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MTU Aero Engines Capitalizes on Production Boom, Looks to MRO Expansion

Monday, January 22, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Like a finely tuned machine, MTU Aero Engines continues to steadily motor on.  While the order boom in civil aviation has subsided from its record run, MTU Aero Engines has … Continue reading

New Power for Cellular Towers

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Can cellular towers be cheaper and greener? At Bladon Jets, the answer is a resounding yes. The microturbine, fast becoming a favorite among distributed power proponents, might just be the future. The world is … Continue reading

Another Tender, Another Failure as India Seeks to Reboot Its Minesweeper Project

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indian Navy’s pressing requirement for modern mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) continues to take a back seat to bureaucratic bungling, “Make in India” industrial offset requirements, and pushback from South Korean … Continue reading

Triumph Group’s Restructuring Produces Early Results, and Cause for Optimism

Friday, January 5, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Having expanded too fast in the recent past, Triumph Group is in the midst of rationalizing its operations in order to get back on track. Under CEO Dan Crowley, Triumph … Continue reading

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ATR: 113 Firm Orders in 2017

Date: January 22, 2018

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TOULOUSE, France - ATR booked firm orders for 113 aircraft in 2017, along with 40 options. The level of firm sales in 2017 tripled the number of orders the regional turboprop manufacturer received in 2016 (36). ATR says its order count ranked first ... Read more

Emirates Signs MoU for Additional A380s

Date: January 18, 2018

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TOULOUSE -- Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The commitment is for 20 A380s, plus an option for 16 more. Deliveries are planned to start in 2020. The deal is valued at $16 billion at c ... Read more

OneWeb Takes on Challenges as it Works to Deploy Massive Network of Satellites

Date: January 18, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- As broadband data connections become an increasingly important part of society, satellite operators are working to expand their presence in the market. There are a number of innovative ways to achieve this. Some companies are relyin ... Read more

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Date: January 16, 2018

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SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil -- Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercia ... Read more

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Islamabad Is One Step Ahead of Washington Despite the Military Aid Cut

By: Thalif Deen
Date: 01/18/2018

New York: When the US abruptly cuts off military supplies to its allies for political or other reasons, the reaction has been predictable: it drive these countries into the arms of the Chinese, the Russians and Western European weapons suppliers. So, when the Trump administration decided recently to withhold about $2.0 billion in aid to Pakistan, the government in Islamabad was one step ahead: it had already built a vibrant military relationship with China and also turned to UK, France, Sweden, Turkey and Italy for its arms supplies. .... Read more

Market for new aircraft remains robust, despite airlines earnings dip

By: Robert W. Moorman
Date: 12/21/2017

Despite increased competition between aircraft lessors and a slight dip in earnings among some international airlines over 2016, the appetite for new commercial airliners remains strong worldwide, particularly throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As airlines go, so go the lessors. "The overall leasing market remains robust," Air Lease Corp. (ALC) CEO John Plueger said. “We continue to have good placement with all of our forward lease positions." For the second ... .... Read more

Airbus expected to lead light military helicopter market, report says

By: Richard Tomkins
Date: 10/25/2017

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Uncertain Path Ahead for F-35 Sales to Middle East

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 10/22/2017

The Air Force has confirmed discussions to potentially sell Lockheed Martin’s F-35 joint strike fighter to Arabian Gulf state partners for the first time. But any potential foreign military sale could face hurdles in Congress, said one analyst. The Defense Department is in talks with the United Arab Emirates to sell F-35s to the Middle Eastern ally, a top Air Force official told reporters at the Dubai Air Show in November. .... Read more


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