Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 8 to Malindo Air
Posted on Thu, 18 May 2017 14:25:09 +0000 EST

By Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 narrowbody airliner on May 16. The aircraft was handed over in Seattle.  The Malaysia-based carrier will be the first airline to put the newly re-engined … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing April 2017 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries Disappoint
Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 14:07:39 +0000 EST

Both Orders and Deliveries Disappoint as Boeing Debuts 737 MAX 9 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 52 and 46 commercial jets in April 2017, respectively, compared to 54 and 52 during the same month last … Continue reading

Pilatus Expands into Jets, with New PC-24 Set to Enter Service at Year-End
Posted on Tue, 09 May 2017 07:12:14 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. The Pilatus PC-24 is a twin-engine light/medium-light business jet currently in the late stages of development and testing. The aircraft builds on Pilatus’s almost 25 years of experience manufacturing and selling the popular PC-12 … Continue reading

The Future of the EJ200 Rests on One Platform: The Eurofighter Typhoon
Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:16 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. While the June 2016 Brexit vote may have been a setback for the ultimate European experiment, the results seemingly run counter to past European collaboration. Nowhere is this better illustrated  than in … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing: March Orders and Deliveries In; Healthy Backlogs Going Forward
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:41:31 +0000 EST

Boeing 737 MAX Orders Rolling in as Airbus Order Drought Persists by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 74 and 62 commercial jets in March 2017, respectively, compared to 71 and 57 during the same month last … Continue reading

Airbus’ Order Drought Continues as Boeing Rolls Out 787-10 Dreamliner
Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:46:25 +0000 EST

Airbus, Boeing Report February 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 51 and 49 commercial jets in February 2017, respectively, compared to 56 and 46 during the same month last year. … Continue reading

Remembering the “Great Engine War”
Posted on Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:42 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. F100 Engine. Source: Pratt & WhitneyCivil aircraft owners and operators are no stranger to engine options. Two or even three engines, as is the case with the A330, may be offered for … Continue reading

2017 Off to a Very Slow Start – Boeing Leads January Deliveries and Orders
Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:21:53 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 25 commercial jets in January 2017, respectively, compared to 49 and 22 during the same month last year. January is traditionally a very slow month for both shipments … Continue reading

Industrial Gas Turbines – Bragging Rights Center on Efficiency
Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:05:31 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Since the turn of the last century, natural gas has been growing in popularity across the board as a fuel for power generation. Power from natural gas has traditionally been a relatively … Continue reading

Safran Helicopter Engines Hovers Above the Turboshaft Pack
Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:50:41 +0000 EST

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 Cierva, Breguet, and Sikorski did the pioneering work that resulted … Continue reading