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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

Brexit Uncertainty Dogs Airbus as New CEO Takes the Helm

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Airbus is looking forward to, and at the same time dreading, some upcoming changes in its operations and markets in 2019.  A new CEO is taking the helm, and it …

President Trump Signs Space Force Directive

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

President Trump signed a directive that would institute a Space Force within the United States armed forces.  Rather than be a stand-alone branch, the Space Force would fall under the …

Canada Receives First Two Australian F/A-18s

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

An Australian fighter jet sits on the ground
Canada has taken delivery of the first two secondhand F/A-18 Hornets purchased from Australia.  The two F/A-18As were flown to Cold Lake, Alberta, on February 17 after taking part in …

New Partner Nation Typhoon Orders Needed to Keep Line Open into the Late 2020s

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The four partner nations that developed the Eurofighter – Germany, the U.K., Spain, and Italy – ordered 472 aircraft through the end of …

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Saab Executive Hints at Gripen Follow-On Order for Brazil

Date: February 19, 2019

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STOCKHOLM -- During an annual results review conducted in Stockholm on February 15, Saab Chief Executive Hakan Buskhe revealed that the company is currently in negotiations with Brazil for the sale of an additional tranche of JAS 39 Gripen E/F fighte ... Read more

Canada Receives First Two Australian F/A-18s

Date: February 19, 2019

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OTTAWA -- Canada has taken delivery of the first two second-hand F/A-18 hornets purchased from Australia. The two F/A-18As were flown to Cold Lake, Alberta, on February 17 after taking part in Exercise Red Flag in the United States. Canada fina ... Read more

Helge Ingstad Salvage Delayed Still Further

Date: February 19, 2019

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OSLO -- The Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad that sank on November 2 following a collision with the tanker Sola TS will not now be salvaged until after Easter. Officially the problem is that adverse weather conditions are preventing the wrecked frig ... Read more

Diehl, Lockheed Martin & Saab Unveil Falcon Air Defense Weapon System

Date: February 18, 2019

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ABU DHABI -- Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence, and Saab announced the Falcon air defense weapon system as the short and medium-range air defense solution for current and emerging threats. Falcon integrates Diehl's 40-kilometer (22-NM) range Infra-Re ... 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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