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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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U.S. Government Shutdown Avoided Amidst Prolonged Budget Battle

Friday, October 2, 2015

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. lawmakers have avoided a government shutdown with the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government at FY15 levels through December 11. The 2016 fiscal year began on October 1; … Continue reading

Asia Increasingly Important for Light Military Rotorcraft Manufacturers

Thursday, October 1, 2015

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. In its latest study on the light military rotorcraft market, Forecast International projects that 1,304 light military rotorcraft will be produced from 2015 through 2024.  The value of this production is estimated … Continue reading

Indonesia’s Planned Submarine Buy from Russia Raises Questions

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indonesian Navy has announced plans to procure two new submarines from Russia as it seeks to bolster its limited submarine force. Under a plan developed in 2002-2003, the Navy intends … Continue reading

Bombardier Looks to Put Its Troubles Behind

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The turmoil that has roiled Bombardier over the past few years came to a head in 2015 when top management was dramatically reshuffled. In February, Alain Bellemare was named to … Continue reading

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ST Aerospace Systems Acquires Remaining Shares of S-PRO

Date: September 30, 2015

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SINGAPORE -- ST Aerospace Systems has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Singapore Precision Repair and Overhaul Pte Ltd (S-PRO) from Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for a cash consideration of $8.15 million. S-PRO thus becomes a wholly-owned subsid ... Read more

Heroux-Devtek To Supply AW609 Landing Gear

Date: September 18, 2015

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LONGUEUIL, Quebec -- Heroux-Devtek has been awarded a long-term contract by AgustaWestland to supply the landing gear for the AW609 tiltrotor aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Heroux-Devtek is to design, develop, fabricate, assemble, tes ... Read more

AirAsia Selects Panasonic FlightLink

Date: September 29, 2015

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Panasonic Avionics Corp has been chosen by AirAsia to equip its aircraft with Panasonic's FlightLink aircraft tracking and flight deck communications system. In addition, Panasonic will provide AirAsia with the new AirMap suit ... Read more

Market for Remote Sensing SmallSats to Remain Strong

Date: October 1, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Once the domain of universities, small satellites are playing an increasingly important role in the commercial market. In the past few years, new companies have introduced business models that utilize large fleets of small satellites ... Read more

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Jeff Bezos to take on Elon Musk and Richard Branson with Cape Canaveral rocket launches

By: Samantha Masunaga and James F. Peltz
Date: 09/18/2015

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Future Vertical Lift Could Be Shot in the Arm for Industry

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 09/17/2015

The Army's forthcoming future vertical lift program - which would replace thousands of aging helicopters - will rejuvenate the United States' stagnant military helicopter market, experts and executives said. .... Read more

Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel

By: Alanna Petroff
Date: 09/12/2015

Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel as the slumping Russian economy and weaker currency force them to stick to a budget. .... Read more

The Eagle Flies

By: Robert W. Moorman
Date: 09/01/2015

Growth has always been a solid barometer for success and Eagle Technologies LLC has growth in spades. Eighteen years ago, this veteranowned business started with two employees, one of which was the company founder. Today, Eagle employs 70 people and has moved five times to accommodate its growth. The company will soon move from its 59,000 ft2 (5500 m2) facility in Hampton, Virginia up the road to a sprawling 220,000 ft2 (20,440 m2) manufacturing center in Newport News. .... Read more


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