China’s AVIC Moves Closer to World Stage with Rollout of C919

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. China’s dream of becoming a major aerospace power took a step closer to becoming reality with the long-awaited rollout of …

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Antonov Becomes Key Player in Ukraine’s Aviation Industry

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Following its consolidation with Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom earlier this year, Antonov is now expected to become the focal …

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Rolls-Royce’s New CEO Faces Challenges

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst,  Forecast International While the backlog of engine production will drive profits for years, Rolls-Royce is looking to adapt its operations for a …

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Thales Holds Course In Face of Europe’s Economic Struggles

by Richard Pettibone, Forecast International While Europe’s economic recovery struggles through fits and starts, Thales has maintained a steady course. Thanks to earlier restructuring efforts, the firm has improved its …

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Bombardier Shifts Gears With Restructuring

by Richard Pettibone, Forecast International After getting its long-delayed CSeries jet in the air in late 2013, Bombardier suffered a setback in mid-2014 when an engine failed. This latest delay …

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