Steam Turbines Adapt to the Changing Power-Generating Landscape
Posted on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:38 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Steam turbines have been the cornerstone of electrical power production since the late 19th century. Found to be more efficient than reciprocating engines, the steam turbine helped usher in a modern age. … Continue reading

Forecast International Predicts $4.15 Trillion Large Jetliner Market Over 15 Years
Posted on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:23:21 +0000 EST

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. According to projections from Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System® 3.1, a total of 26,210 large commercial jetliners will be produced in the 15-year period from 2017 through 2031.  The value of this … Continue reading

Three New Embraer Aircraft to Make Paris Air Show Debut
Posted on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:52:49 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Embraer plans to conduct a flight display of three new aircraft at this year’s Paris Air Show. The Brazilian aerospace company will display its commercial E195-E2 airliner, Legacy 450 business jet, … Continue reading

New Diesel-Powered Cessna 172 Skyhawk Certified by EASA and FAA
Posted on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:29 +0000 EST

By Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have certified a new version of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk powered by a diesel engine, the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.  … Continue reading

General Electric to Dominate Industrial Power Market
Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:45:22 +0000 EST

By Stuart Slade, Gas Turbine Systems Analyst, Forecast International. According to FI’s Platinum Forecast System, GE has clearly moved into the dominant world position in the production of industrial & marine gas and steam turbines.  As shown in the pie … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report May 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:44 +0000 EST

Airbus Orders Picking Up Pace as Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 56 and 60 commercial jets in May 2017, respectively, compared to 71 and 57 during the same month last … Continue reading

Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Highlights
Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:46:07 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. This blog post briefly highlights Airborne Retrofit & Modernization news from the past week. More in-depth news can be found in Forecast’s E-Market Alert. To the minute R&M news can … Continue reading

EU Taking Steps to Bring Harmony to Its Discordant Defense Market
Posted on Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:17:30 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. After years of talk with little to show for it, the governments of Europe are finally moving forward with long-held cooperative defense ambitions through the auspices of the European Union. The … Continue reading

EMP Threat Not Just a Hollywood Trope
Posted on Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:01 +0000 EST

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The post-apocalyptic effects of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) are no longer just a plot device in the latest Hollywood techno-thriller. The threat to the global grid is very real and very serious. … Continue reading

Gulf Dispute Reaches Boiling Point
Posted on Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:30:53 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Early on June 5, a number of Arab countries announced in concert their decision to sever ties with Gulf State Qatar. The move by the four countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading