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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

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

More than 29,000 Large Jetliners to be Built over 15 Years

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data from Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System 4.0 indicate that 29,407 large commercial jet transports will be produced in the 15-year period from 2018 through 2032.  The value of this production is estimated at … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report June 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Both Companies Report Solid Order Haul Ahead of Farnborough IAS 2018 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 82 and 80 commercial jets in June 2018, respectively, compared to 75 and 64 deliveries during the same month … Continue reading

*Wednesday Update* Boeing Tallies Orders for 737 MAX and 777F at Farnborough

Monday, July 16, 2018

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing unveiled a mix of aircraft deals on the first day of the Farnborough Air Show.  Some of the deals were new, others were previously announced by Boeing without identifying the customer. … Continue reading

*Wednesday Update* Airbus Takes Orders for A320neo and A350 at Farnborough; Scores Commitment for A220s

Monday, July 16, 2018

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Airbus announced large orders for the very popular A320neo narrowbody airliner at the Farnborough Air Show along with new orders for the larger A350 XWB widebody and a commitment for the A220.   … Continue reading

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GKN to Increase F-35 Bulkhead Production

Date: July 17, 2018

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LONDON -- GKN Aerospace and Lockheed Martin have expanded their longtime partnership by signing a contract to increase production of bulkheads for the F-35 Lightning II program through 2023. The bulkheads are a critical structure for the F-35A conve ... Read more

GE Aviation Awarded Contract for AH-64 Avionics

Date: July 17, 2018

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FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, UK -- Boeing has awarded GE Aviation a contract for avionics systems on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes hardware delivery of the pylon interface unit, load maintenance panel, and maintenance data reco ... Read more

Heroux-Devtek Awarded Contract to Manufacture C-130J Landing Gear

Date: July 18, 2018

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FARNBOROUGH AIT SHOW, UK -- Heroux-Devtek has been awarded a five-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Heroux-Devtek is to ma ... Read more

Longbow LLC Awarded $170 Million in Orders for Apache AH-64E Fire Control Radar Systems

Date: July 18, 2018

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FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, UK - LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 a ... Read more

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Conn. companies head to air show

By: Howard French
Date: 07/13/2018

Connecticut aerospace companies — from some of the smallest subcontractors to industry giants such as Pratt & Whitney — will be looking for business next week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The show, which runs from July 16-22, typically features announcements of major aircraft orders from the likes of Boeing and Airbus — and the engine orders that accompany them. East Hartford-based Pratt jumped into the spotlight ahead of the show with a deal announced this week to supply more than 170 of its geared turbofan engines for JetBlue’s order for 85 Airbus planes. The order should be worth nearly $1 billion to Pratt overall, minus any discounts. .... Read more

Refueling tanker to bring more military work to Pratt

By: Howard French
Date: 07/06/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney’s military engines operation, which is gearing up for a surge in the production of jet engines for the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, also will benefit from the Defense Department’s new refueling tanker plane, aerospace analysts say. As on the F-35, Pratt will be the sole supplier of engines for the military’s new tanker plane, designated the KC-46 Pegasus, made by the Boeing Co. The planes will be used to refuel other military aircraft in flight. The KC-46 program has “tremendous long-term value” for Boeing and Pratt, Ray Jaworowski, senior aerospace analyst with Newtown-based Forecast International, said. .... Read more

Pratt, competitors vying to power new Boeing 797 aircraft

By: Howard French
Date: 07/02/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney and chief rivals Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation, have a new financial target to aim at — supplying thousands of jet engines for a proposed Boeing “mid-market” aircraft, being referred to by aerospace analysts as the 797. The twin-engine plane, which would be somewhat similar in size to a Boeing 757, has a potential engine market value of $100 billion, according to Edward Ambrose, an analyst writing on the Seeking Alpha business news website. Ambrose said Pratt’s new line of geared turbofan engines may even have the edge, although Pratt in 2008 lost the competition to power Boeing’s most recently introduced 787 planes to Rolls and GE. The Pratt engine, he said, offers the best fuel efficiency “of any competitor.” Although Pratt “may not seem to be the obvious choice” for the planned Boeing 797 program, Ambrose said, the advantages of the GTF mean “it is best placed to win.” .... Read more

New F-16s are headed to Bahrain

By: Daniel Cebul
Date: 06/25/2018

WASHINGTON ? Lockheed Martin has received a $1.12 billion contract to produce new F-16 fighter jets for the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the company said in a news release Monday. The sale makes Bahrain the first country to procure the newest configuration of the Fighting Falcon. The F-16V Block 70 is the latest variant of the fourth-generation, multirole fighter. It improves upon previous models through the incorporation of technology and software unavailable when earlier blocks were manufactured, particularly the advanced AN/APG-83 active electronically scanned array radar. According to Lockheed, the radar “delivers greater situational awareness, flexibility and quicker all-weather targeting” and offers “digital map displays that can be tailored with slew and zoom features.” The latest fourth-gen aircraft combines capability upgrades such as avionics architecture and structural upgrades to extend the life of the aircraft by more than 50 percent beyond that of previous production F-16s. .... Read more


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