New Power for Cellular Towers
Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:19:21 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Can cellular towers be cheaper and greener? At Bladon Jets, the answer is a resounding yes. The microturbine, fast becoming a favorite among distributed power proponents, might just be the future. The world is … Continue reading

Another Tender, Another Failure as India Seeks to Reboot Its Minesweeper Project
Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:31 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indian Navy’s pressing requirement for modern mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) continues to take a back seat to bureaucratic bungling, “Make in India” industrial offset requirements, and pushback from South Korean … Continue reading

Triumph Group’s Restructuring Produces Early Results, and Cause for Optimism
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:22 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Having expanded too fast in the recent past, Triumph Group is in the midst of rationalizing its operations in order to get back on track. Under CEO Dan Crowley, Triumph … Continue reading

In Controversial Move, Mexican Senate Approves Military Operations Against Criminals
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:09:14 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a 71 to 34 vote, the Mexican Senate approved the Internal Security Law, which gives the Mexican armed forces a legal framework to conduct internal security operations. Proponents of the law say … Continue reading

Embraer and Boeing Merger Would Round Out Aircraft Offerings
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:42:21 +0000 EST

By Richard Pettibone and Ray Jaworowski, Analysts, Forecast International. Boeing and Embraer have confirmed that the two companies are engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination, the basis of which remains under discussion.  While an outright acquisition is unlikely due … Continue reading

Uzbekistan Aims to Boost Its Military Capabilities
Posted on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:11 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Since the death last year of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan has made headlines as its new president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, seeks to reform much of the country by liberalizing the economy, improving … Continue reading

A Wide-Angle View of the Airline MRO Market
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:22 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. It’s well known that the international MRO market is going to grow. The important question is, how is the market going to grow? Certainly whether you are an OEM or … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report November 2017 Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:10 +0000 EST

Boeing Adds to Orders Lead as Airbus Gears Up for December Shipments Surge by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 70 and 74 commercial jets in November 2017, respectively, compared to 64 and 61 during the same … Continue reading

COMAC Leading the Way for China’s Aerospace Ambitions
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:46 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. CR929 model. Source: COMACCOMAC, and its former parent, AVIC, have worked hand in glove on two of China’s premier aircraft programs, the C919 narrowbody airliner and the ARJ21 regional jet. … Continue reading

Recent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Retrofits
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:20 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. GDC Middle East was recently awarded a contract by Sierra Nevada Corporation to upgrade two King Air 350 aircraft to Special Mission (ISR) aircraft. The two King Air 350s will … Continue reading