World General Aviation Aircraft Market off to a Mixed Start as Revenues Slump
Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 07:04:32 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Delivered 311 Aircraft in Q1 2017 – up 32 from 2016 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the first quarter of 2017 showed mixed results for the industry – with … Continue reading

Acquisition Programs Dominate Pentagon’s FY17 Spending Increase
Posted on Mon, 22 May 2017 13:01:48 +0000 EST

 by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Pentagon’s FY17 budget was signed into law on May 5, more than halfway through the fiscal year.  The legislation couldn’t come soon enough, as the military has been operating under a series of … Continue reading

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 8 to Malindo Air
Posted on Thu, 18 May 2017 14:25:09 +0000 EST

By Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 narrowbody airliner on May 16. The aircraft was handed over in Seattle.  The Malaysia-based carrier will be the first airline to put the newly re-engined … Continue reading

Denel Taps New Markets, Seeks New Partners at Home and Abroad
Posted on Wed, 17 May 2017 07:10:40 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Despite some recent management troubles, Denel remains stable.  The company plays a key role in the self-sufficiency of South Africa’s defense industry, and the government will continue to support the … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing April 2017 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries Disappoint
Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 14:07:39 +0000 EST

Both Orders and Deliveries Disappoint as Boeing Debuts 737 MAX 9 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 52 and 46 commercial jets in April 2017, respectively, compared to 54 and 52 during the same month last … Continue reading

Homeland Missile Defenses Remain Too Limited ~ Report
Posted on Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:47 +0000 EST

Pamela Hurt, Forecast International. At an April 7th launch of a new report entitled, “Missile Defense 2020: Next Steps for Defending the Homeland,”[i] lead author Thomas Karako, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offered four types of development … Continue reading

Pilatus Expands into Jets, with New PC-24 Set to Enter Service at Year-End
Posted on Tue, 09 May 2017 07:12:14 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. The Pilatus PC-24 is a twin-engine light/medium-light business jet currently in the late stages of development and testing. The aircraft builds on Pilatus’s almost 25 years of experience manufacturing and selling the popular PC-12 … Continue reading

Gulf Allies See Friend in Trump Administration
Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017 07:09:39 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days saw a flurry of activity on both the domestic and foreign fronts as the new president seeks to address what he sees as the policy shortcomings of … Continue reading

L3 Technologies Transformed through the Art of the Deal
Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017 07:21:58 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. L3 Technologies  – one of the world’s most dynamic aerospace and defense firms – is not shy about moving quickly to adapt its portfolio through numerous acquisitions and divestitures.  Most … Continue reading

Commercial Communications Satellite Launch Mass – It’s Complicated
Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:14:59 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Two years ago, Forecast International published a blog post about a trend toward decreasing launch mass in commercial communications satellites. Since that post has remained popular, we think our readers will be interested … Continue reading