Trump Calls for Space Force
Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:15 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. In a move designed to disrupt the military space establishment, President Donald Trump called for the creation of the Space Force as a “separate but equal” branch of the U.S. military. While Trump … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report May 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:00:27 +0000 EST

Boeing deliveries on track to meet full-year target as Airbus’ struggles continue by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 68 and 51 commercial jets in May 2018, respectively, compared to 56 and 60 deliveries during the same … Continue reading

Historic Summit Has Major Implications for U.S. Military
Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:06 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore resulted in the signing of a joint statement that carries significant implications for relations between the two countries, … Continue reading

U.S. House Passes FY19 Defense Authorization Bill
Posted on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 07:00:16 +0000 EST

E-8C JSTARS Radar aircraft
by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed its version of the FY19 defense authorization bill by a vote of 351-66.  The bill supports a Pentagon base budget of $639.1 billion, which complies with the … Continue reading

Thales: Africa’s Leading Air Traffic Management Provider
Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0000 EST

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Thales remains the undisputed leader in air traffic management in Africa.  African countries are being managed by Thales’ TopSky-ATC system, which handles at least 70 percent of the region’s air traffic.  In … Continue reading

Hanwha Restructures Aerospace and Defense Ops to Improve Its Prospects
Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International.  With a number of aerospace- and defense-related acquisitions now in its portfolio, Hanwha has begun restructuring itself to better serve these markets.  This latest effort marks the company’s return to … Continue reading

Power to Our (Naval) Elbow?
Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:00:35 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The last decade has seen the promise of a new generation of naval weapons and sensors.  The development of railguns and lasers has caused these weapons to slowly … Continue reading

Hywind: Scotland’s Revolutionary Power
Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 07:00:26 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Is there a way, especially in the United States, to harness wind power without encountering the many downsides associated with doing so? To answer that question, one must look elsewhere in the world. Wind … Continue reading

Venezuela’s Maduro Wins Second Term in Disputed Election
Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:45 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro will serve a second term in office after winning the presidential election on May 20.  With 92 percent of voting centers reporting, Maduro has won 68 percent of the vote. … Continue reading

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 3% in First Quarter 2018
Posted on Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:22 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 315 Aircraft in First Quarter – Up Four Units from Q1 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the first quarter of 2018, manufacturers reported both higher deliveries … Continue reading