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Major programs covered: P&W PurePower, GE90, LEAP, F135, Trent, Eurojet

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Both military and civil rotorcraft are covered, including the AW139, AW189, H160, H175, AH-64, CH-47, Bell 505, Bell 525, CH-53K, UH-60M, V-22, VH-92, JMR, and FVL

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Is Boeing’s 747-8 Flying Into the Sunset?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

By Douglas Royce, Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The Boeing 747-8 program is getting crushed by low demand.  Boeing delivered nineteen 747-8s in 2014, and with annual net order intake averaging only seven aircraft from 2011-2014, the 747 backlog is shrinking … Continue reading

Launch Failure Won’t Be a Long-Term Setback for SpaceX

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On June 27, a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying a Dragon cargo spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) broke apart shortly after launch. The launch vehicle lifted off at 10:21 … Continue reading

Cost, Politics Prove Decisive Factors in Royal Thai Navy’s Submarine Selection

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. As part of its effort to resurrect a submarine capability after 64 years of dormancy, the Royal Thai Navy has selected a Chinese proposal to provide three submarines at a cost of … Continue reading

Embraer Well Positioned with Broad Product Line as Markets Recover

Friday, June 26, 2015

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With the Great Recession pretty much over, Embraer now finds itself stronger both financially and product line-wise. The company celebrated a record backlog of $20.9 billion in 2014, and deliveries … Continue reading

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Low Price, Reliability Make Dnepr Appealing to Customers

Date: July 2, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Dnepr's low price, reliable launch record, and ability to launch multiple payloads make it appealing to customers who need light- and medium-weight launch services. Manufacturing the Dnepr out of refurbished ICBMs saves on costs, ...Read more

Royal Netherlands Army Orders 12 Additional Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles

Date: July 2, 2015

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SYDNEY - On June 30, Thales Australia announced that the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands had placed an order for an additional 12 new-build Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles. The Royal Netherlands Army acquired its first 25 Bushmaster ...Read more

Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle Project Eyes Hoverbike for Defense

Date: July 1, 2015

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ADELPHI, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by g ...Read more

Bell 525 Makes First Flight

Date: July 1, 2015

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AMARILLO, Texas - Bell Helicopter announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless on July 1. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. "We have dilige ...Read more

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Sea-based radar market tipped to grow over 10 years

By: Richard Tomkins
Date: 06/30/2015

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Boeing’s rosy outlook calls for strong demand to continue

By: JErry Siebenmark
Date: 06/11/2015

Boeing said Thursday it expects a global demand for 38,050 new airplanes with a value of $5.6 trillion over the next 20 years. The commercial airplane maker said in its Current Market Outlook that narrowbody aircraft will lead the pack, with demand for 26,730 airplanes over the next two decades. .... Read more

Unmanned marine vehicle companies to build 29,550 systems worth $15.4 billion in next decade

By: John Keller
Date: 05/27/2015

Manufacturers worldwide are expected to build 29,550 unmanned marine vehicles over the next decade worth $15.4 billion, say analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn., in the report "Market for Unmanned Naval Surface & Underwater Systems." .... Read more

Aerospace Climbs Into A Supercycle

By: James Detar
Date: 05/15/2015

When Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) said Wednesday that it was upgrading its order for 31 737-700s, due from Boeing (NYSE:BA) in 2016, to larger 737-800s, it fit right into the recent trend driving a historical increase in aerospace demand. .... Read more


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