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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
Top 100 Federal Contractors FY17
Gas Turbines For Electrical Generation
Global Defense Spending Snapshot

Royal Thai Army Seeking Additional VT-4 Tanks from China

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

According to a report in local Thai media the Royal Thai Army (RTA) seeks to add more Chinese-built VT-4 main battle tanks to its existing inventory. The January 16 report …

Austria Earmarks Helicopter Procurement Funding

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Austrian government has ring-fenced over €300 million ($343 million) under a special budget intended for the purchase of up to 15 new helicopters. The helicopters being procured will include …

U.S. Navy Awards Contract for Third FY19 Littoral Combat Ship

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract for one Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, the last of three LCS funded by the U.S. Navy in FY19.  The other two ships were …

Russia to Sign Second Su-57 Contract in 2020

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Russian government will sign a contract for the procurement of another batch of Su-57 fighter jets next year, TASS reports. A source in the Russian aircraft industry told TASS …

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U.S. Navy Awards Contract for Third FY19 Littoral Combat Ship

Date: January 16, 2019

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WASHINGTON -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract for one Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, the last of three LCS funded by the U.S. Navy in FY19. The other two ships were awarded to Austal in December. Austal builds the Independence class LCS ... Read more

Uruguay National Navy Siezes Brazilian Fishing Vessel

Date: January 15, 2019

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MONTEVIDEO -- On January 13, the Uruguayan Navy reported that its naval frigate the ROU O1 Uruguay acting in conjunction with a B-200 T of the Marine Infantry Command had captured a civilian vessel flying the Brazilian flag said to be carrying out il ... Read more

Indian Army's Future Infantry Combat Vehicle Program Grinds to a Halt

Date: January 15, 2019

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NEW DELHI -- After a period of forward momentum in 2018, the future of the Indian Army's long gestating future infantry combat vehicle (FICV) program is now once again beset by uncertainty as contract controversies and design oriented disagreements a ... Read more

Microsoft Awarded $1.7 Billion for Wide Range of Proprietary Resources and Source-Code Services

Date: January 11, 2019

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REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp., of Redmond, Washington, has been awarded an estimated $1,760,000,000 value single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the United States Navy, for Microsoft Enterprise Servi ... Read more

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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

Is SpaceX’s Satellite Internet Project In Trouble?

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 10/31/2018

Reuters reported Wednesday that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in June fired seven managers of the SpaceX team in its Redmond, Washington, office, which is focused on building out the company’s satellite internet project, dubbed Starlink. Those managers have since been replaced by other SpaceX employees, reportedly with an aim to stay on track to launch its first set of satellites by the middle of 2019 and begin operations in 2020. A SpaceX spokesperson told Forbes that over the past summer, there was a reorganization over the course of two weeks, and that two employees left on their own accord. SpaceX spokesperson Eva Behrend further told Forbes in an email, “Given the success of our recent Starlink demonstration satellites, we have incorporated lessons learned and re-organized to allow for the next design iteration to be flown in short order,” she said. “This is a very similar approach of rapid iteration in design and testing which led to the success of Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon.” SpaceX first announced its intent to go into the satellite internet business in 2016, shortly before it announced a funding round led by Google and Fidelity that raised $1 billion at a valuation of about $10 billion dollars. Pitchbook estimates that the company is currently valued at $25 billion. In February of this year, the company launched two Starlink demonstration satellites, which it says were successfully delivered to orbit, have communicated with ground stations, and remain operational. .... Read more

Embraer Unveils Two New Business Jets It Says Will Claim Long-Range Crown

By: Jeremy Bogaisky
Date: 10/14/2018

Embraer introduced midsize and super-midsize business jets Sunday that it aims to launch in 2019, filling out what was already one of the broadest lineups in the market with what the company says will be the longest-range planes in their class. The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are fully fly-by-wire, a first for jets of their size, with active turbulence reduction, as well as what the company says is a best-in-category 5,800-foot cabin altitude and the highest payload capacity. The Praetor 500 also lays claim to being the fastest midsize jet, with a maximum speed of mach 0.83. The planes are derivatives of Embraer’s Legacy 450 and 500 jets, with new winglets and extra fuel tanks for greater range, as well as a new interior style and advanced technological features in the cabin and cockpit. .... Read more


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