Remote Sensing Satellite Market Takes Off, Driven by SmallSat Deliveries
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:54 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Annual deliveries of remote sensing satellites are increasing at high rates. Only 18 remote sensing satellites launched in 2013, but 177 were launched in 2017. This trend can be expected to continue. During … Continue reading

More than 29,000 Large Jetliners to be Built over 15 Years
Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:19 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data from Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System 4.0 indicate that 29,407 large commercial jet transports will be produced in the 15-year period from 2018 through 2032.  The value of this production is estimated at … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report June 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:00:56 +0000 EST

Both Companies Report Solid Order Haul Ahead of Farnborough IAS 2018 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 82 and 80 commercial jets in June 2018, respectively, compared to 75 and 64 deliveries during the same month … Continue reading

*Thursday Update* Boeing’s Farnborough Orders Tallies
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:59:49 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing announced a mix of aircraft deals during the Farnborough Air Show.  Some of the deals were new, others were previously announced by Boeing without identifying the customer. Note that all the … Continue reading

*Thursday Update* Airbus’ Orders at Farnborough; Scores Commitment for A220s
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:30:08 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Airbus announced large orders for the very popular A320neo narrowbody airliner at the Farnborough Air Show along with new orders for the larger A350 XWB widebody and a commitment for the A220.   … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing to Tout New Tie-ups as Farnborough Begins
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:48 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. As usual, the order contest between Airbus and Boeing will take center stage at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K.  Through the end of June 2018, orders for the two giant manufacturers … Continue reading

Top 100 Federal Contractors FY2017
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:00:38 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The General Services Administration’s U.S. Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation released its annual Top 100 Federal Contractors report – Fiscal Year 2017.  The top 100 federal contractors accounted … Continue reading

Airbus Rebrands CSeries as A220 Family
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:25:41 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Airbus rebadged the Bombardier CSeries jet as the Airbus A220 after taking control of the program on July 1 under a new joint venture between the two manufacturers. The two new models … Continue reading

Egypt Leverages Diversified Arms Suppliers to Escape U.S. Pressure
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:30 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Earlier this month, La Tribune reported that France and Egypt are moving forward on negotiations for another sale of Dassault Rafale fighter jets to the Egyptian Air Force.[i] Cairo and Paris are … Continue reading

State Department Approves Sale of AH-64 Apaches to India, Plus Mission Equipment
Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:27 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On June 12, the U.S. State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The contract carries a potential value of $930 million. The contract also covers … Continue reading