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Pratt & Whitney Engine Programs in High Gear

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With the recent boom in commercial aircraft orders over, focus now turns to fulfilling the tremendous backlogs both Airbus and Boeing have accumulated. The boom was driven in large part … Continue reading

GE F110: A Link to Three Major Fourth-Generation Fighters

Thursday, August 25, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. As fourth-generation fighters are slowly pushed aside by next-generation aircraft, it is easy to forget the importance of these older platforms. Built amid Cold War tensions, these fighters were the pinnacle of … Continue reading

Antonov Becomes Cornerstone of New Ukrainian Aircraft Corp

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Under the aegis of Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom, Antonov is rapidly becoming the focal point of the country’s aviation industry. The new ownership has not been idle with its … Continue reading

As Combat Aircraft Fleet Atrophies, Sri Lanka Seeks New Fighters

Friday, August 19, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. A single Israeli-built Kfir fighter was purchased in 1995. That lone aircraft represents all that remains of Sri Lanka’s operational jet fighter fleet. After a 26-year war against Tamil Tiger insurgents … Continue reading


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Hybrid Airships are Coming to Alaska

Date: August 31, 2016

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ANCHORAGE - Hybrid Enterprises, the exclusive worldwide reseller of Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Airships, has announced a strategic partnership between PRL Logistics Inc., a leader in remote site logistics, and UK-based Hybrid Airship owner and operator ... Read more

Myanmar Air Force Commissions New Airlift, Trainer Platforms into Service

Date: August 31, 2016

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ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Myanmar Air Defense Force (Tatmadaw Lay) held a commissioning ceremony at Meiktila Air Base on August 22 in which inventories for two platforms were inducted into service. The two platforms involved were Chinese-built Y-8F-2 ... Read more

Royal Air Force Rethinks Retiring One Sentinel Early

Date: August 30, 2016

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LONDON - The British Royal Air Force (RAF) appears to be rethinking an earlier proposal to withdraw one of its five Sentinel R1 ground surveillance aircraft early in an effort to generate savings in order to accommodate new government rules under whi ... Read more

MRJ Ferry Flight Postponed

Date: August 30, 2016

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NAGOYA, Japan - Flight tests carried out by the initial Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test aircraft on August 27 and 28 were aborted when anomalies were detected in the signals generated by sensors monitoring the aircraft's air management systems. T ... Read more


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Honeywell Aerospace is expanding its offerings for civil rotorcraft


Date: 08/22/2016

Despite the softening of civil helicopter sales, Honeywell Aerospace continues its longterm strategy to penetrate this sector with numerous products ranging from sophisticated avionics and sensors to engines, safety and satellite-based connectivity technology. .... Read more



Garbage orbiting Earth can pulverize satellites. How to clean up? Here are some ideas

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 08/19/2016

Space junk is getting worse. Could the answer be smart plastic wrap? That concept, being investigated by Aerospace Corp. of El Segundo, involves blasting thousands of tiny, flat spacecraft into orbit. There they would find and hug the bits and pieces of failed satellites and rockets, dragging them into the atmosphere to burn up. .... Read more



Japan's Search for New Fighter Draws Attention From Industry


Date: 08/19/2016

Japan’s plan to acquire a next-generation fighter jet to replace the aging F-2 could offer a major business opportunity for aerospace firms, and U.S. defense primes would have the edge in any international competition, according to analysts. .... Read more



Now is a really good time to buy a helicopter

By: Leslie Josephs
Date: 08/11/2016

It’s a buyer’s market. A slump in oil, gas and other commodity prices over the past two years has left lower helicopter prices in its wake. In economies like Brazil’s, which are heavily reliant on volatile commodities prices, demand for corporate use copters has grown soft. And while companies that extract natural resources often rely on choppers to survey prospective mines and oilfields, they’ve recently been warming to drones, which can be less expensive. .... Read more


 

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