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

Status Quo for World General Aviation Aircraft Deliveries in Q3 2017
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:48 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 377 Aircraft – Down 6 Units from Q3 2016 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the third quarter of 2017 showed mixed results for the industry, but with some … Continue reading

UAE’s Potential Mirage 2000-9 Upgrade Expected to Include RDY-3 Radar and TALIOS Pod
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:23 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. During Dubai Airshow 2017, held from November 12-16, Thales and the UAE armed forces announced their intention to sign a contract to modernize the UAE Air Force’s Dassault Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets.  Under … Continue reading

Business Jet Market Recovery On the Horizon
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:32 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data from Forecast International’s innovative Platinum Forecast System® 3.1 show that a total of 12,282 business jets will be produced during the 15-year period from 2017 through 2031.  We estimate the value of this … Continue reading

Not So Fast, Wall Street Analysts!
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:45:49 +0000 EST

by Edward Nebinger, Forecast International. For the past month, Wall Street analysts have been having a feeding frenzy over General Electric, driving the price lower and lower until it reaches the point where they can jump back in.  It’s like … Continue reading

Dubai Airshow Recap – A Tale of Major Commitments and One Deal that Failed
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:33:09 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Airbus and Boeing took the headlines at the 2017 Dubai Airshow with a slew of orders and commitments.  In the weeks leading up to the air show, the high point was expected to be … Continue reading

As Fighter Pressures Mount, Bulgaria Seeks Offer from Boeing for Super Hornet
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:47 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. As Bulgaria prepares to relaunch a tender seeking new combat aircraft to replace its Air Force’s small inventory of 1980s-vintage MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov has indicated via state-run … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report October 2017 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:14 +0000 EST

Boeing Set to Win 2017 Orders Race – A320neo Deliveries Finally Ramping Up by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 56 and 63 commercial jets in October 2017, respectively, compared to 54 each during the same month … Continue reading