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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 8,100, valued at $548.2 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer
Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, T-X 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
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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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Airborne Unmanned Vehicles

Major Programs Covered:
MQ-9 Reaper - General Atomics
RQ-4 Global Hawk - Northrop Grumman
MQ-8 Fire Scout - Northrop Grumman
Heron - IAI
Hermes - Elbit Systems

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International Military Markets Asia Australia and Pacific Rim

International Military Markets - Asia, Australia &
Pacific Rim explores the series of factors
that combine to make the Asian continent
and greater Indo-Pacific oceanic areas today's greatest drivers of global defense growth. The conflicting ambitions, the internal security pressures, the potential flashpoints - all and more are covered to present a broad market perspective. Learn More

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Global Defense Spending Snapshot

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Airbus and Boeing Report December and Full-Year 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
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Gas Turbines For Electrical Generation

Spain Formally Joins Franco-German Future Fighter Initiative

Friday, February 15, 2019

As long expected, Spain officially joined the Franco-German project to develop a Next-Generation Fighter (NGF) that will form part of a broader Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) with the signing …

DoD Planning Major OCO Boost to Sidestep FY20 Budget Caps

Friday, February 15, 2019

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The Pentagon will reportedly seek a massive increase in its FY20 war coffer in an effort to sidestep federal spending limits, a move that could push war funding to near …

Indian Air Force Negotiating for Additional Russian MiG-29s

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Russia over an urgent procurement of additional MiG-29 jet fighters.  The discussed purchase would involve 21 additional MiG-29s to …

Airbus Terminates Production of A380

Thursday, February 14, 2019

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Airbus will terminate production of its flagship A380 widebody in the wake of a decision by Emirates airline to cancel 39 of …

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Mass Prison Breakout Occurs Amid Haiti Street Protests

Date: February 14, 2019

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PORT-AU-PRINCE -- The escalating street protests that have roiled the Republic of Haiti in recent days took a dramatic turn Feb. 13 as some 78 inmates in the Western district of Aquin staged a mass breakout. Prison staff were reported to have bee ... Read more

Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Receives New High-Speed Patrol Boats

Date: February 14, 2019

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ORANJESTAD -- The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) has commissioned four new Metal Shark high speed patrol boats. The four recently inducted vessels are of the Defiant-class, a diverse series of patrol vessels that range from 27 to 165 ft in le ... Read more

Indian Air Force Negotiating for Additional Russian MiG-29s

Date: February 13, 2019

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NEW DELHI -- The Indian Air Force (IAF) is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Russia over an urgent procurement of additional MiG-29 jet fighters. The discussed purchase would involve 21 additional MiG-29s to equip a new squadron. The IAF h ... Read more

January Order/Delivery Results for Boeing

Date: February 13, 2019

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RENTON, Wash. -- Boeing Commercial Airplanes recorded orders for 46 aircraft in the month of January. The U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon program ordered 10 737-800As. The Norway P-8 program ordered five 737-800As. The U.K. P-8 program ordered four 737-80 ... Read more

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I’m Flying In That? Unloved Turboprop Gets Second Look

BY: Robert Wall and Andrew Tangel
Date: 02/04/2019

A small Florida airline is doubling down on a passenger plane that bigger carriers have long abandoned: the turboprop. Silver Airways LLC plans to start flying a new, propeller-driven 46-seater in coming weeks. It would be the first new turboprop introduced into U.S. passenger service in years. .... Read more

THE YEAR AHEAD: 2019 aerospace outlook

By: Dan Thisdell
Date: 12/27/2018

All we ever know for sure about the future is that it will look a lot like the past, only different – or maybe very different, depending on the timescale and interim events. That makes forecasting a black art best left to fortune tellers, charlatans and consultants. But in the same way that weather forecasts often have value in the short term, recent events and past experience can guide reasonable expectations. No warranty express or implied, but herewith the FlightGlobal team’s take on the year to come… BIG TWINS SQUARE OFF With Boeing getting its 777X ready for a maiden flight, probably in the first quarter, the twin-aisle market looks set to have an interesting year. Flight testing and certification is expected in time to deliver the first -9 example – 7,600nm (14,075km) range for 400 to 425 passengers – to launch operator Emirates in 2020. The 777X series – a 350- to 375-seat -8 version will follow – promises to breathe new life into the most successful widebody family ever; all-time 777 orders stand at greater than 1,600 units and the new X variants have already chalked up some 320. .... Read more

2019: The Year of Optimism, Growth for Helicopters

By: Frank Wolfe
Date: 12/01/2018

Next year looks to be one of resurgence of sorts for the global helicopter industry. Increasing oil prices are usually good news for helicopter companies serving oil and gas rigs, as those firms had felt a stagnation in the business since the drop in oil prices in 2014. But helicopter overcapacity in the oil and gas business may dampen company production of such rotorcraft in the near term, as oil and gas operators look to capitalize on their underutilized fleets, said Ray Jaworowski, a senior aerospace analyst at Forecast International. Oil and gas has been a key market segment for civil helicopters. However, helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) — designated as helicopter air ambulance by the FAA — search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting, corporate transport and offshore wind look to be growing business segments, he said. Aerial firefighting may rise in importance because of the longer, harsher fire seasons the U.S. has seen over the last few years. .... Read more


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