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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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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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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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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.

NASA Finally Sets a Direction Under President Trump, But Will Its Plans Make It Through Congress?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. America’s preeminent space agency is proposing a major change in focus for FY19. Along with the rest of the federal government, NASA released its fiscal year 2019 budget request on February 13. While … Continue reading

JSTARS Replacement Program Canceled Yet Again

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. It’s official.  The U.S. Air Force has taken formal steps to implement its stated intention to abandon the JSTARS Recap program. In the Department of Defense’s recently released forecast year 2019 budget documents, … Continue reading

Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Woes Continue as Regulator Warns of Potential In-Flight Dual-Engine Shutdown

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. On Friday, February 9, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive warning operators of a potential dual-engine in-flight shutdown on A320neo family jets powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G geared … Continue reading

General Dynamics Expands IT Offerings with $9.6 billion CSRA Buy

Monday, February 12, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. In a move aimed at gaining even more critical mass in its information technology services, General Dynamics has agreed to acquire CSRA in a deal valued at $9.6 billion, including … Continue reading

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Date: February 16, 2018

SEATTLE -- The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service. This certification marks the culmination of a successful ... Read more

India Green-Lights Defense Programs Worth $2.5 Billion

Date: February 15, 2018

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NEW DELHI -- The Indian Ministry of Defense has launched a slew of new procurement programs aimed at outfitting the country's Army with light machine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles, as well as advanced torpedo decoy systems for the Navy's war ... Read more

Malfunction, Not Missile, Brought Down Israeli Fighter

Date: February 16, 2018

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YERUSHALAYIM -- The Israel Defense Force (IDF) claims a technical malfunction caused one of its F-16 fighter to crash in Syria, not hostile action. The Syrian government said its air defenses shot down the fighter. After an investigation, Israeli o ... Read more

Fourth G650ER Delivered to Qatar Airways

Date: February 5, 2018

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp has delivered a fourth G650ER business jet to Qatar Airways for its Qatar Executive commercial charter service. With the delivery, Qatar Executive becomes the world's largest owner/operator of G650ERs. G ... Read more

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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

SpaceX Successfully Launched Its Falcon Heavy Rocket, Sent A Car To Space And Landed Boosters

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 02/06/2018

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, carrying its payload of a cherry Tesla Roadster into space and successfully landing its boosters. The successful launch is "great news for SpaceX," says Bill Ostrove, an aerospace analyst at Forecast International. "The company has dedicated almost seven years to its development. Integrating the three cores turned out to be more difficult than the company originally expected, so a successful launch will be the culmination of a massive effort by SpaceX engineers." .... Read more

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: What happens if it fails?

By: Jackie Wattles
Date: 02/04/2018

On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt to send its highly anticipated new rocket into orbit. There's a "good chance" it won't make it. At least, that's how Elon Musk -- the founder and CEO of the space start up -- put it when asked about the rocket, called Falcon Heavy, at a conference last year. "Real good chance that vehicle does not make it to orbit," was his uncharacteristically pessimistic response. .... Read more

SpaceX funding request may indicate broader scope

By: Steve Clark
Date: 01/31/2018

SpaceX isn’t talking, but a state representative said the company’s request for additional state funds could point to an expansion of SpaceX’s plans for its Boca Chica Beach launch site. In April 2016, Caryn Schenewerk, senior counsel and director of governmental affairs for SpaceX, testified at a joint legislative committee meeting in Brownsville that the Texas Spaceport Trust Fund — which had received no money during the 84th Legislative session and was tapped out — needed a fresh infusion of cash. .... Read more


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