Northrop Grumman Acquisition of Orbital ATK Strengthens Diverse Space Offerings
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:18 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, and Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Behind all the sound and fury surrounding the recent UTC/Rockwell deal, Northrop Grumman quietly moved in earlier this week and scooped up rocket and … Continue reading

It’s Official, UTC Buying Rockwell Collins in $30 Billion Deal
Posted on Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:48:49 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International.   After a summer of speculation, United Technologies Corp (UTC) and Rockwell Collins announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which UTC will acquire Rockwell Collins in a … Continue reading

F135 Builds On P&W Legacy to Power the F-35
Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Despite drawing equal amounts of praise and ire, the F-35 program is in a continual process of progressing as the airframe surpasses 100,000 hours of flight time.[1] An expensive piece of kit, … Continue reading

Forecast International Launches Improved U.S. Defense Budget Database
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:29:36 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International is pleased to announce the launch of a newly enhanced U.S. Defense Budget Forecast database, now featuring the ability to track major program spending and identify winners and losers within every Pentagon … Continue reading

Boeing on a Roll; Both Civil and Military Markets Remain Strong
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:44:52 +0000 EST

by Edward Nebinger, Forecast International. Recent reports of significant layoffs by Boeing have proven to be of little concern to Wall Street investors, who shrugged those actions off as an efficiency move. Not only that, Boeing stock rose dramatically to … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report June 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:57 +0000 EST

Boeing Launches 737 MAX 10 – Wins Orders Race at Paris Air Show by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same … Continue reading

LEAP Ready to Jump Ahead of CFM56
Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:13 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. The completion of the biennial Paris Air Show marks a time when orders are tallied and success is measured. The battle for orders between Airbus and Boeing is not new; however, with … Continue reading

Hanwha Focuses on Aerospace and Defense Operations
Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:00:27 +0000 EST

Hanwha Defense Systems
by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Over the past few years, Hanwha of South Korea has transformed itself into a major defense firm.  Founded during the Korean War as a gunpowder producer, the company has returned … Continue reading

Steam Turbines Adapt to the Changing Power-Generating Landscape
Posted on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:38 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Steam turbines have been the cornerstone of electrical power production since the late 19th century. Found to be more efficient than reciprocating engines, the steam turbine helped usher in a modern age. … Continue reading

General Electric to Dominate Industrial Power Market
Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:45:22 +0000 EST

By Stuart Slade, Gas Turbine Systems Analyst, Forecast International. According to FI’s Platinum Forecast System, GE has clearly moved into the dominant world position in the production of industrial & marine gas and steam turbines.  As shown in the pie … Continue reading