Bizjet Recovery Slow But Steady

By Raymond Jaworowski, Forecast International The business jet market is currently in the early stages of recovery. This recovery got underway in 2013, when annual business jet production registered a …

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Commercial Satellite Capacity Increasingly Important to Military Operations

By William Ostrove, Forecast International Militaries are increasingly pressed to find enough capacity to meet their needs. Just as businesses and consumers become more connected via high-bandwidth networks, increased data …

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Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

by Dan Darling, Forecast International   Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound …

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Bulgaria Announces $680 Million Army Modernization Program, but Will It Ever Come to Pass?

By Dan Darling, Forecast International Bulgaria plans to implement a BGN1 billion ($680 million) military modernization program aimed at decreasing the army’s dependence on Russian-legacy hardware. The program, announced by …

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No Saab Story Here

By Richard Pettibone, Forecast International As it faces an austere and highly competitive global defense market, Saab is building its strategy to increase revenues and profits.  Under this effort, the …

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Bell 525 to Fill Super Medium Niche

by Douglas Royce, Forecast International Bell Helicopter launched the all-new Model 525 Relentless at Heli-Expo in February 2012.  The twin-engine design will be the largest helicopter in Bell’s commercial product …

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Pratt F135 Woes

By William Alibrandi, Forecast International Pratt & Whitney’s F135 program has been under great scrutiny after several high-profile incidents, the latest involving an engine fire. While these have been a …

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No F-35B? No Big Deal

By Ray Peterson, Forecast International Okay, everyone wants to see the F-35B at the Farnborough Airshow. The U.S DoD has already deployed the aircraft and it doesn’t look good if …

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New Product Development Re-shaping Large Jetliner Market

By Raymond Jaworowski, Forecast International On the eve of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, Forecast International notes that Airbus and Boeing are playing point-counterpoint on a colossal scale in terms of …

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