End of an Epoch
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:42 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Five hundred years of naval history ended in late September when the world’s last armored, gun-armed cruiser was decommissioned by the Peruvian Navy.  The Navy’s long-time flagship BAP (Buque Armada Peruana) … Continue reading

Fuel Efficiency a Driver of Retrofits for Airliners and Military Transports
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:50:51 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. CTT Systems recently received an order from Eurowings to retrofit its Zonal Drying System on 25 A319 aircraft.  The retrofit’s big draw is that it reduces an aircraft’s weight by … Continue reading

Can MAN Grab a Larger Share of the Gas Turbine Power Generation Market?
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:59:37 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Can MAN, a company that is no stranger to power generation, outshine its rivals and break into a massive, competitive market? As far as gas turbines are concerned, MAN has not really had a … Continue reading

Moscow and Bishkek Discuss Second Russian Base in Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:22 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Russia and Kyrgyzstan are discussing the possible establishment of another Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan, amid a renewed Russian emphasis on the security environment in Central Asia. The Russian military currently operates … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report Q3 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:45:17 +0000 EST

Airbus Struggling with A320neo as PurePower Delays Persist by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 202 (78+66+58) and 148 (55+46+47) commercial jets in Q3 2017, respectively, compared to 188 and 164 during the same quarter last year. … Continue reading

U.S. Scrambles to Address Naval Aviation Readiness Issues
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:35 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Commander of U.S. Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker spoke about naval aircraft readiness at the 61st annual Tailhook Convention in Reno, Nevada, in September. He stated that international … Continue reading

Pentagon Faces Yet Another Continuing Resolution
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:56 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. President Trump and congressional leaders reached an agreement that will keep the U.S. government operating at FY17 funding levels through mid-December. The continuing resolution (CR), part of a broader legislative package that also included … Continue reading

Elon Musk Unveils More Details about Mars Colony
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:24:38 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. For the second year in a row, Elon Musk has used the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to unveil plans about his dream of developing a colony on Mars. During this year’s event – … Continue reading

U.S. Approves Canadian Super Hornet Deal that May Never Happen
Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:51:31 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and associated equipment to Canada as part of a potential deal worth $5.23 billion, according to a September 12 announcement from … Continue reading

U.S. Commerce Department Sides with Boeing on Bombardier Subsidy Fight
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:16:54 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department took Boeing’s side in an ongoing dispute with Canada’s Bombardier after Boeing claimed that an April 2016 order for 75 CSeries jets by Delta Air … Continue reading