World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 5% in 2017 – Revenues Slip
Posted on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 529 Aircraft in Fourth Quarter – Up 20 Units from Q4 2016 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the fourth quarter of 2017, manufacturers worldwide reported higher deliveries … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report February 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:00:14 +0000 EST

Rare Orders for 747-8s and A380s the Highlights of the Month by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent.   Boeing and Airbus delivered 49 and 38 commercial jets in February 2018, respectively, compared to 51 and 49 deliveries during the same … Continue reading

Unmanned Teaming in the Airborne Retrofit and Modernization Market
Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. George Mason University was recently awarded a $25.5 million contract for the Mobile Unmanned/Manned Distributed Lethality Airborne Network (MUDLAN). Under the contract, airborne high-bandwidth, multibeam common datalink, autonomous connectivity will … Continue reading

Japan’s Pursuit of New-Generation Stealth Fighter Confronts Hurdles
Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:30 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Japan’s Ministry of Defense is facing a dilemma in its quest to develop an indigenous stealth combat aircraft that would replace the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fleet of F-2 fighters … Continue reading

Major Electronics Upgrades a Key Part of the Netherlands’ AH-64D to AH-64E Remanufacture
Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:06 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The Netherlands has received approval from the U.S. State Department for the upgrade and remanufacture of its AH-64D Block II Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E configuration. While the contract would largely entail … Continue reading

U.S. Cyber Command Broadens Its Missions
Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:14 +0000 EST

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) mission is to deter or defeat strategic threats to U.S. interests and infrastructure, provide mission assurance for the operations and defense of the Department of Defense information … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – The Global Defense Spending Environment: A Look Back, a Look Forward, Part 2
Posted on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:10 +0000 EST

By Matthew Beres and Dan Darling, Forecast International. Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast … Continue reading

Honeywell Aerospace May Be On an Acquisition Hunt
Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:39 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Thanks to nimble management, Honeywell has maintained a well-diversified portfolio that enables it to mitigate risks, and it has not shied away from refining its operations, acquiring some businesses and … Continue reading

Military Increases ADS-B Out Upgrades
Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:00:14 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Raytheon was recently awarded a $30 million ceiling increase modification to a previously awarded contract for T-38A/B, C-17, C-5, and A-10 Automatic Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B Out) upgrades. As part … Continue reading

Deliveries of Cirrus SF Family Aircraft Jump in 2017
Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:04 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Cirrus Aircraft, a subsidiary of China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co since 2011, announced that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s SR family of piston singles jumped to over 350 aircraft … Continue reading