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

Elon Musk Reveals Identity of Passenger to the Moon and Updates BFR Progress

Friday, September 21, 2018

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. In a live-streamed presentation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first paying passenger aboard the company’s developmental Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Maezawa plans to fly aboard … Continue reading

Congress Pushes Development of Space-Based and Boost Phase Missile Defense Capabilities

Thursday, September 20, 2018

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Congress continues to push the Department of Defense to develop new missile defense technologies, but it remains to be seen if some of these efforts will come to fruition.  In particular, the … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report August 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Boeing Reaffirms Full-Year Delivery Target, Makes Good Progress toward Fixing Delays by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 64 and 54 commercial jets in August 2018, respectively, compared to 66 and 46 deliveries during the same month … Continue reading

Bombardier Looks to Future After CSeries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. After years of difficulty, Bombardier has made some bold moves under its five-year restructuring plan, begun in 2015. The most dramatic of these steps has been the formation of a … Continue reading

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Spanish Chinook Upgrade Granted Authorization

Date: September 21, 2018

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MADRID -- Spain's governing Council of Ministers green-lit an estimated €819 million ($962 million) contract for the upgrade of the Spanish Army's CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter fleet to the latest 'F' standard. This follows an earlier approval ... Read more

First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Delivered to Singapore Airlines

Date: September 24, 2018

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TOULOUSE, France -- Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA). The latest variant of the A350 XWB widebody is capable of flying further in commercial service than any other ... Read more

ESA Selects Three Competitors for 10th Earth Explorer Mission

Date: September 21, 2018

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PARIS -- ESA has selected three new ideas to compete for the 10th Earth Explorer Mission. The decision follows the release of a call for ideas in September 2017. ESA received 21 proposals. ESA's Advisory Committee for Earth Observation (ACEO) reco ... Read more

China Looking to Export New Attack Helicopter

Date: September 20, 2018

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BEIJING -- China is wants to win export orders for its Z-10ME attack helicopter. Aviation Industry Corporation of China (CAIC) developed this helicopter. The Z-10ME is an improved version of the Z-10 that reportedly uses a new engine. This vers ... Read more

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To get supersonic business jets off the ground, Aerion Corp. is building planes that don't go 'boom'

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 09/11/2018

Plans to launch supersonic commercial jet travel have long been hampered by a U.S. ban on such flight over land. But rather than limit routes to transoceanic travel, Aerion Corp. of Reno plans to push its AS2 supersonic business jet right to the limit — flying just a hair below supersonic when above ground, then speeding up to Mach 1.4 over water. Maneuvering around that rule will be crucial for the handful of companies including Aerion that want to establish a market for supersonic business jets. Spike Aerospace Inc. of Boston is developing a needle-nose plane that would travel at Mach 1.6 and ferry 12 to 18 private passengers. Boom Technology Inc. of Englewood, Colo., plans to build a 55-seat supersonic airliner that would have a per-seat ticket cost on par with business-class travel. Today’s supersonic jet manufacturers hope to avoid the problems that plagued the Concorde airliner, which flew for the last time in 2003. The Concorde was ultimately doomed by high maintenance costs, a soft market for air travel after the Sept. 11 attacks, and its high ticket price — as much as $18,260 for a London-to-New York round-trip flight, in 2017 dollars — which left many seats empty. Sonic-boom restrictions kept the Concorde on mostly transatlantic routes. .... Read more

Air Force Takes Steps to Replace Aging Hueys

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 09/04/2018

The safety of the United States’ nuclear missile silos — which make up one third of the nuclear triad — are ensured by a fleet of aging UH-1N Huey helicopters. Following years of delays, the Air Force is poised to make a contract decision on which company will provide its replacements. Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky, Sierra Nevada Corp. and a Boeing-Leonardo team are all vying for the Air Force contract to build 84 platforms. With bids in, the three companies are awaiting a final decision by the service. Both Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada are offering helicopters based off the Black Hawk, and Leonardo-Boeing is offering a system based off the AW139. The award — which is due by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 — is a long time coming, with the program facing a number of delays and obstacles over the years. .... Read more

New Global Debut

Kenneth I. Swartz
Date: 08/20/2018

In May, Bombardier Business Aircraft (BBA) upstaged its major competitors at the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Switzerland when it revealed it had been secretly flying a new member of the Global corporate jet family, powered by a brand new turbofan engine. .... Read more

Farnborough show generates most plane orders since Paris ’13, industry analyst says

By: Howard French
Date: 07/21/2018

England’s Farnborough Air Show, which wraps up on Sunday, by and large has been a good one for East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney, which has landed hundreds of millions of dollars in new orders for its geared turbofan engine. It has been even more productive than many analysts had predicted for the major aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, both of which ended up receiving “an impressive number of orders,” Ray Jaworowski, senior aerospace analyst with Newtown-based Forecast International, said. As of Friday, orders, memoranda of understandings and other commitments to buy aircraft totaled more than 1,400, Jaworowski said. That’s more than at the 2017 Paris Air Show and the 2016 Farnborough show, he said. .... Read more


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