As Fighter Pressures Mount, Bulgaria Seeks Offer from Boeing for Super Hornet
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:47 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. As Bulgaria prepares to relaunch a tender seeking new combat aircraft to replace its Air Force’s small inventory of 1980s-vintage MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov has indicated via state-run … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report October 2017 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:14 +0000 EST

Boeing Set to Win 2017 Orders Race – A320neo Deliveries Finally Ramping Up by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 56 and 63 commercial jets in October 2017, respectively, compared to 54 each during the same month … Continue reading

Airline Seating Trends: Economy Class Densification, Premium Cabin Retrofits
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:56:42 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Airlines around the world are moving toward economy seating densification. This doesn’t necessarily mean less comfort for passengers. Rather, it is an effort to decrease weight on the plane (with … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Acquires Stake in Cathay Pacific
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:15 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.6 percent stake in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways for $661 million.  Both carriers are members of the oneworld global airline alliance.  Qatar Airways acquired the stake … Continue reading

Emirates Takes Delivery of Its 100th A380 – What Is in Store for the Superjumbo in the Future?
Posted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:34:11 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. While the Airbus A380 is a fantastic aircraft for passengers to fly on and an engineering marvel, it is not a secret that the superjumbo has been a major financial disappointment for Airbus. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Aerojet Rocketdyne Gets Back on Track
Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:51 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies and Bill Ostrove, Space Systems After a difficult few years, Aerojet Rocketdyne is getting back on track.  With its backlog steadily improving, the company has addressed its sales and past difficulties. In order … Continue reading

SpaceX Falcon 9 Positioned as the Most Popular New Launch Vehicle in a Generation
Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:45 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On October 30, 2017, SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Falcon 9 delivered the Koreasat-5A to its targeted orbit and the satellite was deployed approximately 36 minutes … Continue reading

In-Flight Connectivity Retrofits
Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:42:55 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Gogo recently announced that its AVANCE L5 has been selected for installation on Falcon and Embraer airframes. The AVANCE L5 offers live streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, and use … Continue reading

Naval Group Looks to International Growth With Fincantieri Tie-up
Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:32 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. As DCNS continues on its restructuring path, the company took another step in this direction and renamed itself Naval Group earlier this year.  The renaming is part of an effort … Continue reading

Light Military Rotorcraft Market to Stabilize Over Long Term
Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:30:43 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Utilizing data from its innovative Platinum Forecast System® 3.1, Forecast International projects that a total of 1,610 light military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year period from 2017 through 2031.  The … Continue reading