British Ministry of Defence Scraps ASDOT Airborne Training Program
Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:12:30 +0000 EST

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has moved to scrap entirely its GBP1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) project to provide its military pilots with air combat training through a private contractor. …

Ukraine Test-Flies Turkish-Made UCAV
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:00:23 +0000 EST

In a demonstration attended by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian military showed off its Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle, recently purchased from Turkey. Ukraine had previously announced taking …

Large Scale Model of Il-276 Completed
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:05:22 +0000 EST

The design of a large-scale model of the Il-276 medium transport aircraft has been completed. In a statement on March 20, the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) announced that it …

Dassault Builds Bizjet MRO Capacity While Rafale Increases Production
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:21 +0000 EST

The business jet market continues to hover on the verge of recovery.  A number of key indicators are trending upward, including economic growth, corporate profits, flight activity, and business and …

Belgium and the Netherlands Select Naval Minehunting Solution
Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:27:16 +0000 EST

A new mine countermeasures solution to replace the Tripartite minehunters in the navies of both Belgium and the Netherlands has been selected. A contract for the production and maintenance of …

Egypt Reportedly Inks Deal for Dozens of Su-35s
Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:35:49 +0000 EST

Egypt has reportedly placed an order for Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet. Citing two defense industry sources, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on March 18 that Egypt has ordered “over two dozen” …

Airbus and Boeing Report February 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:33:35 +0000 EST

Both Companies Report Weak Orders as Airbus Decides to Cease A380 Production by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. A special note: Due to popular demand, our decision to …

Boeing Suspends Deliveries of 737 MAX Family
Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:27:04 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing has stopped delivering 737 MAX airliners in the wake of a global grounding of the new model. It will continue to …

FAA Grounds 737 MAX
Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:13:03 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ordered the temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX family operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. …

JF-17 Block III Production Reportedly Commences
Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:53:47 +0000 EST

Production of the JF-17 Block III fighter jet has reportedly begun. Citing Chinese state media, The Diplomat reported on March 13 that the latest version of the joint Chinese and …