Elon Musk Reveals Identity of Passenger to the Moon and Updates BFR Progress
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:00:40 +0000 EST

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
Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:52:59 +0000 EST

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
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:19 +0000 EST

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
Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:11 +0000 EST

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

Emergency Medical Services Helping Drive Civil Helicopter Market
Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:00:36 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) sector has been one of the bright spots for civil rotorcraft manufacturers at a time when the industry has tended to struggle due to very low demand from … Continue reading

Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Procurement Could Reach Over 150
Posted on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

by Larry Dickerson, Unmanned Vehicles Analyst, Forecast International. The United States has selected Boeing as its contractor for the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial tanker.  Boeing won an $805 million engineering and manufacturing development contract to provide four aircraft.  The MQ-25 … Continue reading

New Industrial & Marine Turbine Market Research Tool Available
Posted on Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:31 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International has introduced a critical new upgrade to the Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast module of its Platinum Forecast System.  With this latest update, the Platinum Forecast … Continue reading

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 7% in Second Quarter 2018
Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:38 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 413 Aircraft in Second Quarter – Up 34 Units from Q2 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the second quarter of 2018, manufacturers reported higher deliveries on … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report July 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:57 +0000 EST

Boeing Reports Weak Shipments Due to 737 Supply Chain Woes by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 39 and 77 commercial jets in July 2018, respectively, compared to 58 and 47 deliveries during the same month last … Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Awards Hypersonic Weapon Contract as Pentagon Continues Broader Development Efforts
Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract worth up to $480 million for the conduct of a Critical Design Review and to provide test and production readiness support for the U.S. Air Force’s Air-Launched … Continue reading