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Our Aerospace Systems Market Intelligence Services provide 10- or 15-year unit and value production forecasts for worldwide civil and military aircraft, both fixed- and rotary-wing, plus the outlook for airborne R&M. The services provide complete coverage of the major players and market trends, plus Market Segment Analyses detailing the top programs in each segment. We also offer online database products detailing the worldwide inventories of commercial and military aircraft and engines.
 
Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast

This product provides comprehensive coverage of cargo conversions, re-engining programs, service-life extensions, fleet-wide electronics retrofits, digital cockpit upgrades, and the installation of in-flight entertainment systems. It offers a one-stop service for tracking the status of commercial and military R&M programs in progress worldwide, and pinpoints key developments in the aviation industry that will impact the market in the future.

Civil Aircraft Forecast

Our Civil Aircraft Forecast covers the rivalry between Airbus and Boeing in the large airliner sector; the emergence of new players in the regional aircraft segment looking to compete with Bombardier, Embraer, and ATR; the shifting dynamics within the business jet market as aircraft such as the Bombardier Global 7000, Cessna Hemisphere, and Gulfstream G600 enter service; and the various market factors propelling the general aviation/utility segment as Textron Aviation, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, and a host of others battle for sales and market share.

Military Aircraft Forecast

Military Aircraft Forecast reports on fixed-wing military aircraft of all types – fighters, military transports, military trainers, and special mission aircraft – worldwide. Full coverage of leading programs such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the Dassault Rafale, the Saab Gripen, the Airbus A400M, the Beechcraft T-6, the Embraer Super Tucano, the Pilatus PC-21, and the Boeing KC-46A, among others.

Rotorcraft Forecast

Rotorcraft Forecast provides complete coverage of the worldwide rotorcraft market, ranging from two-seat pistons such as the Robinson R22 up to giant turbine helicopters such as the Mil Mi-26. Also included is coverage of tiltrotor aircraft such as the Leonardo AW609 and Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey. Both the military and civil markets are covered. Due to the nature of present-day conflict, rotorcraft acquisition continues to be a priority for the world's militaries. And the civil market, despite some current difficulties, has considerable long-term potential.

 
The Market for Civil Fixed Wing Aircraft Retrofit & Modernization

This market covers a plethora of platforms, from very light general aviation aircraft flown by a single individual for sport, to business jets operated by companies, to widebody airliners. Personal taste and comfort play a more important role in the light aircraft market than in others; a recreational flier with a King Air may be more interested in enjoying his or her pastime than in maximizing fuel efficiency. A VIP flying on a Learjet may prefer comfort to capacity or performance. Passenger taste and comfort is also a major driving force in the airline industry. Even with complaints that come with the worldwide economy seat densification efforts, passengers now expect certain perks such as high-speed, gratis Wi-Fi. For the most part, the large commercial retrofit and modernization market has adapted to today's economic and political realities. With recent advances in materials, avionics, and engine technology, the market will prove both resilient and fertile as worldwide economies strive for continued positive momentum in the face of a looming cyclical economic downturn. Those who understand the direction of the market trends can identify available opportunities, and those who adopt new practices and technologies at an early point will be able to weather the many changes that are really just beginning to shape the civil fixed-wing aircraft R&M landscape.

The Market for Rotorcraft Retrofit & Modernization

This analysis seeks to identify areas of opportunity in the coming 10-year period, with particular attention paid to the most promising programs within the rotorcraft R&M market. In general, the programs most likely to succeed are those that both are affordable and are effective solutions to modern military concerns.

The Market for Business Jet Aircraft

Presented within this market study is a year-by-year production forecast of business jet aircraft currently in production or expected to enter production within the next 10 years. These individual forecasts are the result of an exhaustive macro-level examination of the market as well as a competitive analysis of individual business jet models versus their direct and indirect competitors.

The Market for Fighter Aircraft

Although many countries are cutting their defense budgets, the outlook for fighters remains stable.  Worldwide, industrialized nations are currently in the process of a major re-equipment cycle, and the long-term nature of fighter procurement programs will shelter production of these aircraft from the effects of the financial crisis. This analysis covers the market for fighter aircraft in terms of both units to be produced and the value of the overall market. The market for jet trainers, some of which are also used as attack aircraft, is covered in the Analysis titled "The Market for Military Fixed-Wing Trainer Aircraft."

The Market for General Aviation/Utility Aircraft

This analysis covers general aviation/utility aircraft but does not include ultralights, experimental aircraft, and powered gliders; nor does it cover the new Light Sport Aircraft category. Its coverage is targeted at the production activity in two of the three tiers that compose the overall general aviation market.

The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports

Fourteen families of large commercial jet transports are forecast in this study. These 14 families account for nearly 30 individual aircraft models. The aircraft production forecasts form the basis for the manufacturer market share forecasts that are also included in this analysis. The forecasts, which are broken out by aircraft model and engine, are calculated in terms of unit production and monetary value of production.

The Market for Light Commercial Rotorcraft

The civil rotary-wing aircraft market is highly competitive, with manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic battling for market share. Forecast International defines the light commercial rotorcraft market segment as including those rotorcraft that fall roughly under 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb) in maximum gross weight.

The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft

Annual military rotorcraft production is projected to increase in concert with significant new production in the United States and Europe.  The light military class includes a wide variety of products, ranging from small, single-engine pistons to light single turbines and light/intermediate twin turbines.

The Market for Medium/Heavy Commercial Rotorcraft

Forecast International defines the medium/heavy commercial rotorcraft market segment to include those rotorcraft with maximum takeoff weights of more than 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb). Rotorcraft with lower MTOWs are covered in our analysis titled "The Market for Light Commercial Rotorcraft."

The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft

Forecast International generally defines a medium/heavy rotorcraft as having a maximum gross weight greater than or equal to 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb). Rotorcraft with a gross weight of less than 15,000 pounds are generally defined as light rotorcraft.

The Market for Military Fixed Wing Aircraft Retrofit & Modernization

This analysis seeks to identify areas of opportunity in the coming 10-year period, with particular attention paid to the most promising programs within the fixed-wing military aircraft R&M market. In general, the programs most likely to succeed are those that both are affordable and are effective solutions to modern military concerns.

The Market for Military Fixed-Wing Trainer Aircraft

This analysis covers active programs within the fixed-wing military training market, including aircraft powered by jet, turboprop, and piston engines. Note that several aircraft that are often used as trainers are not included within our market forecast because they do not train the "first and second seaters" who perform the pilot-in-command or copilot/weapons officer roles in military aircraft.

The Market for Military Transport Aircraft

Forecast International defines the market for military transports to include aircraft that perform one or more military air transportation missions such as personnel transport, long-range strategic airlift, and short-range tactical transport, as well as short-haul utility runs. With the exception of a few models included in the light/utility transport segment, this analysis covers aircraft that are designed to serve as military transports and excludes aircraft designed for the civilian market such as commercial airliners, regional jets, and business jets, all of which typically are only lightly modified for military service before delivery to a military customer.

The Market for Regional Transport Aircraft

Demand for regional transports continues to shift upward in favor of ever-larger-capacity aircraft, with demand now centering on 90+ passenger aircraft.  In order to facilitate product comparisons and competitive evaluation, Forecast International divides the regional aircraft market into five nominal seating classes. The forecasts contained within this study include both turbofan-powered and turboprop-powered regional aircraft.

The Market for Special Mission Military Aircraft

The special mission aircraft is a diverse segment of the military aircraft market and is essentially a collection of individual markets.  Special mission aircraft are generally designed to support and enhance the effectiveness of aircraft, naval, and ground forces engaged in combat operations against the enemy. But this segment does include certain maritime patrol aircraft designed for direct combat with enemy warships and submarine forces.

 
Commercial Aircraft/Engine Inventories

This comprehensive database pinpoints quantities and types of over 65,350 commercial fixed-wing aircraft, including engine data for approximately 137,300 engines worldwide, by operator/owner and country of operation. Our inventory listing also provides the age of each aircraft so that aftermarkets may be identified. Other information includes: aircraft and engine manufacturer, make & model, type of operator, mission category, phase (active, storage, on order, on option, destruct), and delivery dates for aircraft on order. This product does not track privately owned aircraft, bizjets, or commuter aircraft with fewer than 15 seats. Freighter versions of large commercial transport and regional aircraft are, however, included.

Complete Aircraft/Engine Inventories (Commercial & Military)

A detailed listing of over 134,000 commercial and military aircraft, including data for approximately 259,300 engines worldwide. This authoritative source provides vital aftermarket information for both the airframe and engine, such as aircraft make & model, year of build, aircraft type, aircraft phase (active, storage, on order, on option, destruct), current operator, current owner, engine make & model, engine type, and engine quantity. This product does not track privately owned aircraft, bizjets, or commuter aircraft with fewer than 15 seats. Freighter versions of large commercial transport and regional aircraft are, however, included. All military aircraft are tracked, including selected government and Coast Guard aircraft.

Complete FAA Civil Aircraft Registration Database

Clients will have access to the FAA Aircraft Registration Database for one year and can run his own customized queries and downloads of active U.S. registrations.

Military Aircraft/Engine Inventories

This authoritative source provides a detailed listing about 68,750 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including data for approximately 122,000 major engine designations, by country and branch of service. Other vital information includes: aircraft and engine manufacturer, make & model, mission category, phase (active, on order), and aircraft quantity, age, and type. This intelligence is an essential tool for aftermarket suppliers and R&M providers needing to know which aircraft/engines are candidates for replacement or modernization. All military aircraft are tracked, including selected government and Coast Guard aircraft.

 
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