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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


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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The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 3% in First Quarter 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 315 Aircraft in First Quarter – Up Four Units from Q1 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the first quarter of 2018, manufacturers reported both higher deliveries … Continue reading

Merkel’s Comments Bring Germany’s Defense Budget Clash Under the Microscope

Friday, May 18, 2018

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump on May 8 to declare that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal, German … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report April 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Deliveries slow as Boeing secures major American Airlines Dreamliner order by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 51 commercial jets in April 2018, respectively, compared to 52 and 46 deliveries during the same month last … Continue reading

Funding Stream Doubles for U.S. Navy Tactical Data Links Program

Monday, May 14, 2018

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Navy’s need to exchange information rapidly is fueling an $800 million funding stream for tactical datalinks over the next 10 years (2018-2027).  This projection from Forecast International is nearly double … Continue reading

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SES Continues Role as Technology Leader in Satellite Communications Market

Date: May 22, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- SES continues to focus on growing its satellite services business around the world. To this end, the company continues to purchase new satellites and test new technologies. SES continues to order satellites to maintain both its g ... Read more

DSIT Invited to Demonstrate its Underwater Security Systems to the U.S. Navy

Date: May 21, 2018

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GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel -- DSIT Solutions Ltd. has revealed that it was invited by the Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program to demonstrate its Underwater Security Systems at a US Navy base. The Stiletto program, sponsored by the US Assistant Secretar ... Read more

Rolls-Royce MT30 Marine Gas Turbine Selected to Power Japan’s new Frigate

Date: May 21, 2018

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LONDON -- Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). Japan becomes the fifth nation to select the MT30 for a major naval ship building program. ... Read more

JetSuite to be Launch Customer for Hybrid-to-Electric Aircraft

Date: May 21, 2018

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BOTHELL, Wash. -- Zunum Aero has announced that JetSuite, a leading private aviation company, will be the launch customer for the company's 6 to 12 passenger hybrid-to-electric aircraft. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the electrics to their fleet ... Read more

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ANALYSIS: A look back at Comac's first 10 years

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 05/14/2018

When China declared its ambitions to develop a large passenger aircraft and become a world-class player in aircraft manufacturing, it established the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) to spearhead this dream. .... Read more

ANALYSIS: Sikorsky pressing on with S-97 in pursuit of Army scout replacement

By: Garrett Reim
Date: 04/17/2018

According to test pilot lore, when Sikorsky tried flying its first advancing blade concept on the experimental S-69 rotorcraft – a system with two stacked blades rotating in opposite directions– the machine jackhammered so roughly that it rattled loose a gold crown in the pilot’s mouth. Sikorsky cannot confirm that legend, but acknowledges that its 1970s-era co-axial compound helicopter, which was powered by four jet engines and required two pilots to maintain control, was not a smooth ride. .... Read more

Galveston sound tests could herald new generation of supersonic flight

By: Andrea Rumbaugh
Date: 04/17/2018

NASA will use Galveston as a testing ground for the future of supersonic air travel, seeing if residents of the island community will accept a quieter, less startling “boom” from jets flying faster than the speed of sound. That thunder-like noise, conjuring images of “Top Gun” flybys, has been a major hurdle to supersonic planes in commercial aviation, with regulators not permitting such speeds over land. But NASA is hoping its new technology will be the starting point for the next generation of supersonic aircraft, slashing the time it takes to travel across the globe and realizing potentials never reached by the Concorde, which hasn’t flown in more than a decade. .... Read more

How a U.S.-China trade war could hit airplane makers where it hurts

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 04/04/2018

China’s newly proposed tariffs on certain small airplanes, in addition to a wide variety of other American goods, suggest China could later slam tariffs on a scarier target: the jetliners it has increasingly imported from the United States, analysts said. China announced Wednesday that it plans to levy a 25 percent tariff on more than 100 U.S. products — including airplanes that weigh between about 33,000 and 99,000 pounds. That wouldn’t touch the biggest jetliners, but the idea sent a shudder through the industry. China’s retaliatory move came the day after the Trump administration announced its own proposed 25 percent tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods, including aircraft, propellers, turbojet engines and other aerospace parts. That U.S. tariff proposal could increase planes’ prices: U.S. aircraft builders have increasingly routed supply chains globally, including through China. .... Read more


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