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COMAC Slowly Ramps Up ARJ21 Production

Friday, October 21, 2016

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. COMAC’s ARJ21-700 program delivered its second aircraft to launch customer Chengdu Airlines in October 2016. The company delivered the airline’s first aircraft in November 2015, but it did not enter service until … Continue reading

Short-Term Growth, Longer-Term Decline Projected for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

Thursday, October 20, 2016

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International is projecting that 1,241 light military rotorcraft will be produced by manufacturers during the 10-year period from 2016 through 2025.  The value of this production is estimated at $19.7 billion, … Continue reading

Boeing, Airbus Tied at 380 Net Orders Each – Surge in A320ceo Cancellations

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 72 and 62 commercial jets in September 2016, compared to 77 and 49 during the same month last year, respectively. As of September 30, 2016, Boeing is trailing last year’s … Continue reading

LMZ a Major Player in Russia’s Power Machines

Monday, October 17, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. On the banks of the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia sits an industrial entity that has shaped power production in the former Soviet Union for decades. LMZ (Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod), founded … Continue reading

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U.S. Says Russia Not Adhering to INF Treaty

Date: October 19, 2016

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WASHINGTON - The United States suspects Russia is violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. This agreement bans the production, maintenance or testing of medium-range missiles. The INF treaty eliminated land-based nuclear ... Read more

Philippine Airlines Signs LOI for up to 12 Q400s

Date: October 14, 2016

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TORONTO - Philippine Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire up to 12 Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliners. The airline thus becomes the launch customer for the extra-capacity, two-class, 86-passenger version of the aircraft. The 86- ... Read more

Textron Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Date: October 20, 2016

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the third quarter of 2016 , Textron reported revenues of $3.25 billion, up 2.2 percent from $3.18 billion in the third quarter of 2015. Net income for the quarter was $421 million compared to $176 million in the year ago period ... Read more

Full Satellite Capacity Limits Revenue Growth for Thaicom

Date: October 20, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Thaicom is one of the main regional satellite operators in Asia. Asia is a growing market for satellite services, putting Thaicom in a strong position to continue growing in the future. Many countries in Asia are experiencing increas ... Read more

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ANALYSIS: Bombardier's Chinese hopes rest on CSeries success

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 10/14/2016

Bombardier's China strategy has pushed the envelope, but has not seen a pay-off yet. The Canadian airframer has sold a number of CRJ regional jets in the country, but is still struggling to find a solid footing for its CSeries family. .... Read more

Blue Origin aces in-flight escape test as it tries to show space tourists they'll be safe

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 10/05/2016

Each of the four times the New Shepard rocket returned to earth after a launch, Blue Origin would add another tortoise image to the booster’s base. The turtle is a metaphor for the Jeff Bezos-backed company’s slow but steady progress in a new corporate space race bolstered by billionaires. .... Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Is Already Spending 'Tens Of Millions' On Spacecraft To Colonize Mars

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 09/27/2016

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ANALYSIS: MRJ readies for its ultimate test

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 09/26/2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft is a Japanese company based in Nagoya, but its fate resides a three-hour drive east of Seattle, where most of the flight test campaign of the MRJ regional jet programme will occur. .... Read more


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