Airbus A320 Family Production Increases, Driving Demand for APS 3200 APUs
Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:59:37 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The Airbus A320 family of narrowbody airliners is now the only application for the APS 3200 auxiliary power unit.  Pratt & Whitney …

Indian Air Force Freezes Jaguar Engine Upgrade
Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:22:58 +0000 EST

The Indian Air Force will likely put a freeze on its plans to upgrade the engines on its four-decade-old SEPECAT Jaguar deep penetration strike fighter fleet and shift its efforts …

Angola Taking Delivery of Two MA60 Transports
Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:02:56 +0000 EST

A pair of Xi’an MA60 transport aircraft were spotted in Bangladesh en route to Angola, where the two aircraft will join the Air Force. Delivery of Angola Air Force Xian …

Final Series-Production NH90 Helicopter Delivered to Sweden
Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:42:51 +0000 EST

Sweden’s armed forces have taken delivery of the final series-production NH90 helicopter. The Swedish Defense Material Agency (FMV), the national defense procurement agency, handed over the 18th and final unit …

Indonesian Government Proposes 16 Percent Defense Spending Increase for 2020
Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:23:11 +0000 EST

The Indonesian government of President Joko Widodo has proposed a 3 percent increase to the national budget for 2020, with defense earmarked for a boost of 16% percent in year-on-year …

Forecast Roundtable – Tensions Rising with Iran, Part 2
Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:31:39 +0000 EST

In today’s podcast, the Forecast Roundtable continues its discussion regarding rising tension between the U.S. and Iran. Senior International Military Markets analyst Daniel Darling speaks to Forecast International analysts Matthew …

Airbus and Boeing Report July 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:00:42 +0000 EST

Boeing Conducts 500th 737 MAX Test Flight – Targets Early Q4 Return to Service by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 19 and 69 commercial …

Proposed F-16V Sale to Taiwan Makes Headway
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:50:21 +0000 EST

A Taiwanese request to the U.S. for an $8 billion government-to-government sale of 66 Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70 jet fighters appears to have some momentum, as reports indicate the …

Belarusian Su-30SMs Spotted
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:09:14 +0000 EST

The first Su-30SMs for Belarus’s Air Force have been seen. Over the weekend, an image of the first two Belarusian Su-30SM fighter jets emerged on Russianplanes.net, a plane-spotting website. The …

A New Bombardier Aviation Is Formed as It Exits Commercial Aerospace
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:00:35 +0000 EST

Under a restructuring plan begun almost five years ago, Bombardier has radically narrowed its aerospace focus to business jets and aerostructure production. Three major divestitures have transformed the Canadian company …