Three New Embraer Aircraft to Make Paris Air Show Debut

KC-390 Take Off. Source: Embraer

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International.

Embraer plans to conduct a flight display of three new aircraft at this year’s Paris Air Show. The Brazilian aerospace company will display its commercial E195-E2 airliner, Legacy 450 business jet, and KC-390 military multirole transport. Continue reading

KC-390 Key to Long-Term V2500 Engine Production

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International.

IAE V2500 Gas Turbine

IAE V2500 Gas Turbine

Along with the orders for new aircraft that poured in at last month’s Farnborough Air Show, selections were also made, where available, for the engines that will power them. Both the new and the old had a place in the sun, a prime example being the A320 series of aircraft. The much-publicized A320neo (New Engine Option) line of aircraft accrued many orders, as did the A320ceo (Current Engine Option). Continue reading

Embraer Well Positioned with Broad Product Line as Markets Recover

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International.

Embraer E-Jet E-2

Embraer E-Jet E-2

With the Great Recession pretty much over, Embraer now finds itself stronger both financially and product line-wise. The company celebrated a record backlog of $20.9 billion in 2014, and deliveries have also gained strength. Continue reading

The Canadian FWSAR Program and Its Diverse Surface-Search Radar Candidates

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International.

Alenia Aermacchi's C-27J Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Contender

Alenia Aermacchi’s C-27J Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Contender

Although the Canadian Forces’ efforts to replace their aging Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft were formalized in 2004, advancements were stymied repeatedly. On March 31, this changed when Canada released a new Request for Proposals (RFP); the due date is September 2015. The all-new aircraft will feature a new electronics suite with new radars and new electro-optics, making for a lucrative prospect for airborne electronics manufacturers.
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