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Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Highlights

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 …

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Higher Defense Budgets Likely to Give Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market a Lift

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System 3.1 indicates that a total of 6,175  medium/heavy military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year period …

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Bell 206L4 LongRanger Termination Makes Sense

By Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Bell Helicopter plans to terminate production of the 206L4 LongRanger during the first half of 2017, according to a report by Flight …

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North Sea S-92 Accident Report Released by AAIB

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. The United Kingdom’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released a Special Bulletin regarding an S-92 accident on December 28, …

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Safran Helicopter Engines Hovers Above the Turboshaft Pack

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Helicopters – Unequalled maneuverability; life-saving capability; powerful and indispensable. The helicopter’s value is undisputed and its utility second to none.  Companies  like …

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T55 Soldiers On Aboard Venerable CH-47 Chinook

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. When an aviation platform passes 50 years of continuous military service, it joins a prestigious, albeit small, group of aircraft. The group …

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Short-Term Growth, Longer-Term Decline Projected for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International is projecting that 1,241 light military rotorcraft will be produced by manufacturers during the 10-year period from 2016 through 2025.  …

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Poland Opts to Scrap Multibillion-Dollar Caracal Utility Helicopter Procurement

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. After many months of speculation, Poland’s center-right Law & Justice (PiS) government has at long last opted to forgo further negotiations …

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Kaman Seeks Balance as K-MAX Begins Production Anew

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. In spite of a market slowdown, Kaman expects aerospace and defense to be its key revenue drivers going forward.  Aerospace …

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