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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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International Military Markets

International Military Markets

Coverage of 120 countries in six geopolitical regions, examining their military capabilities, equipment
requirements, and force structure inventories. Corresponding coverage of the political and economic
trends shaping the defense market outlook.

Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East
North America

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Space Systems Forecast

Space Systems Forecast

Satellite Programs
•   OneWeb
•   SSL 1300
•   Spire

Launch Vehicle Programs
•   Falcon 9
•   Rocket Lab Electron
•   Ariane 6

Human Spaceflight Programs
•   Dragon
•   CST-100 Starliner
•   New Shepard

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Gas Turbines For Electrical Generation
Global Defense Spending Snapshot
Space Launch Vehicle Year End Report
Platinum Demo
The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

Raytheon to Improve B-2 Antennas Under $40 Million Contract Mod

Thursday, March 22, 2018

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Raytheon was recently awarded a $39.9 million contract modification to produce an additional two B-2 antenna tool aids. This brings Raytheon’s antenna supplemental contract up to $113.7 million in value.  … Continue reading

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 5% in 2017 – Revenues Slip

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 529 Aircraft in Fourth Quarter – Up 20 Units from Q4 2016 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the fourth quarter of 2017, manufacturers worldwide reported higher deliveries … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report February 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rare Orders for 747-8s and A380s the Highlights of the Month by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.   Boeing and Airbus delivered 49 and 38 commercial jets in February 2018, respectively, compared to 51 and 49 deliveries during the same … Continue reading

Unmanned Teaming in the Airborne Retrofit and Modernization Market

Monday, March 19, 2018

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. George Mason University was recently awarded a $25.5 million contract for the Mobile Unmanned/Manned Distributed Lethality Airborne Network (MUDLAN). Under the contract, airborne high-bandwidth, multibeam common datalink, autonomous connectivity will … Continue reading

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Hexcel Opens Manufacturing Facility in Casablanca

Date: March 21, 2018

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- Hexcel has formally opened a new manufacturing facility in the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca, Morocco. At the $20 million facility, Hexcel transforms lightweight honeycomb materials into engineered core parts that provide ... Read more

France Proceeds with Optical Space Component as Pan-European Plans Stall

Date: March 22, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- As delays continued with the European-wide MUSIS program, France decided to proceed with the development of a new satellite reconnaissance system alone. Paris was fearful that further delays would create a gap between the retiremen ... Read more

Turkey Takes Delivery of 8 Armed UAVs

Date: March 21, 2018

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ANKARA -- The Turkish Army has taken delivery of additional armed unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The Bayraktar TB2 UAV is locally manufactured by Baykar Makina. These armed UAVs will increase the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) air support capability ... Read more

AeroMobil Unveils AeroMobil 5.0 Electric VTOL Concept

Date: March 21, 2018

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- AeroMobil, an advanced engineering company, has announced the extension of its planned product range with the launch of the AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) concept for shared mobility. Together with the Aero ... Read more

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Don't launch these tiny satellites, the FCC said. They're apparently in space anyway

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 03/12/2018

In December, small-satellite company Swarm Technologies Inc. received word from the Federal Communications Commission that its request to launch and operate four tiny satellites was denied. The agency said in a letter that it denied the application because the satellites — which measured less than 4 inches on one side — were too small to be tracked by the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, which is supposed to catalog all man-made objects that orbit the Earth. That would make it hard to ensure the satellites weren't going to hit other spacecraft in orbit, the FCC said. .... Read more

Pratt’s Engine Alliance bids to make A380 engines

By: Howard French
Date: 03/09/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney’s joint venture with General Electric, Engine Alliance, is “aggressively competing” to supply the engines for a new Emirates Airlines order for as many as 20 Airbus A380 super jumbo jets, a company official said. .... Read more

How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

By: Alwyn Scott
Date: 02/22/2018

Older gas-fired plants often cannot compete with wind and solar, especially when governments provide subsidies, said Stuart Slade, director of consulting at market research firm Forecast International. “There are a lot of single-cycle gas plants being mothballed,” Slade said. Alstom inflicted other blows: ... .... Read more

Air Force Budget Would Eliminate JSTARS Recap, Boost R&D Spending

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 02/12/2018

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request keeps most procurement efforts on track, but deals a potential setback to industry by cutting a major acquisition program. The spending blueprint, released Feb. 12, would scrap the forthcoming joint surveillance target attack radar system, or JSTARS, recapitalization program. As an alternative, the Air Force wants to modernize several existing aircraft and keep the current E-8C JSTARS platforms operational through the mid-2020s “as we develop and transition to an advanced battle management system,” according to budget documents. .... Read more


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