Forecast International

Forecast International Publishes White Paper on Global Outlook for Helicopters

Forecast International Publishes White Paper on Global Outlook for Helicopters

12-Aug-2019Source: Forecast International

Forecast International recently released its latest white paper, The World Rotorcraft Market 2019-2028. With an eye toward the future, product innovation is the order of the day at the world’s rotorcraft manufacturers. Civil rotorcraft production is continuing its modest upward climb, though the improvement in demand is very uneven across the various sectors that make... Read more

Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market Stabilizing

Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market Stabilizing

28-Feb-2018Source: Forecast International

Data from Forecast International’s unique Platinum Forecast System underscores the importance of the medium/heavy military rotorcraft segment to the world’s rotorcraft manufacturers.  Over the next 15 years, from 2018 to 2032, the medium/heavy military sector will be the largest segment of the world rotorcraft market in terms of monetary value, and second only to the... Read more

Forecast International Makes Projects Light Military Rotorcraft Market for the next 15 Years

Forecast International Makes Projects Light Military Rotorcraft Market for the next 15 Years

8-Nov-2017Source: Forecast International

Utilizing data from its innovative Platinum Forecast System® 3.1, Forecast International projects that a total of 1,610 light military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year period from 2017 through 2031. The value of this production is estimated at $22.2 billion, as calculated in constant 2017 U.S. dollars. The market research firm generally defines a... Read more

Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

1-Mar-2015Source: Forecast International

As the military rotorcraft market enters a downturn, Forecast International sees a strong niche in the medium/heavy military rotorcraft sector with over 5,300 units expected to be produced in the next 10 years. The company’s new study “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft” reports that, during the 2015-2024 forecast period, the value of production will... Read more

Forecast International Predicts Declining Light Military Rotorcraft Market

Forecast International Predicts Declining Light Military Rotorcraft Market

8-Oct-2013Source: Forecast International

In a newly issued study, “The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International predicts that 1,411 of these rotorcraft will be produced in the 10-year period between 2013 and 2022. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this production at $23.6 billion in constant 2013 U.S. dollars.  The study defines a military rotorcraft... Read more

Intensifying Competition in the Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

Intensifying Competition in the Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

5-Apr-2013Source: Forecast International

Forecast International is projecting that 4,796 medium/heavy military rotorcraft will be produced between 2013 and 2022. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this production at $114.4 billion in constant 2013 U.S. dollars. The company defines a medium/heavy rotorcraft as one having a gross weight of 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb) or greater. Annual... Read more

Forecast International predicts slowdown in light military helicopter market

Forecast International predicts slowdown in light military helicopter market

20-Feb-2013Source: Forecast International

Forecast International is predicting that 1,805 light military rotorcraft will be produced between 2013 and 2022. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this production at $24.3 billion in constant 2013 U.S. dollars. The company defines a light military rotorcraft as one having a maximum gross weight of less than6,804 kilograms(15,000 lb). Production... Read more

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

3-Sep-2012Source: Forecast International

The Libyan government is interesting in acquiring used United States Army Chinook helicopters, according to Boeing. Boeing, the manufacturer of the Chinook, is in discussions with the State Department about providing used Army CH-47E helicopters to Tripoli, according to Raymond Haddad, Boeing’s head of Chinook sustainment. This announcement was made on August 28 during a... Read more

Medium/Heavy military helicopter market enters downturn

Medium/Heavy military helicopter market enters downturn

20-Mar-2012Source: Forecast International

In a new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International projects that that 4,384 of these rotorcraft will be produced during the 10-year period from 2012 through 2021. The value of this production, as calculated in constant FY12 U.S. dollars, is $104.1 billion. The study defines a medium/heavy rotorcraft as one having a... Read more

R-R Turbomeca RTM322 Powers NH90 and AW101

R-R Turbomeca RTM322 Powers NH90 and AW101

19-Oct-2011Source: Forecast International

The Rolls Turbomeca RTM322 series continues in production for its two applications, the NH90 and AW101. Customers for the AW101 include India, who signed a contract in early 2010 for 12 helicopters to be configured for VIP use and transport duties. Deliveries are expected to be complete by the end of 2013. The AW101 will... Read more

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

19-Oct-2011Source: Forecast International

Turbomeca’s Makila series powers civil and military medium-lift helicopters from Eurocopter. The Makila’s biggest application is the EC 225 and its military EC 725 variant. Sales of the EC 725 have increased over the past few years, buoyed by an order for 50 aircraft in 2009 from Brazil’s armed forces. The deal included assembly of... Read more

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Honeywell T55 Continues in Production for Boeing CH-47 Chinook

19-Oct-2011Source: Forecast International

Honeywell’s T55 turboshaft production continues for its sole application, Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook. Boeing biggest customer for the CH-47 is the U.S. Army who is upgrading its Chinook fleet from the D to the F standard. The current requirement is set at 464 aircraft with a mix of new-build and remanufactured airframes. The army is also... Read more

Rolls-Royce AE1107C powers Boeing V-22 Osprey program

Rolls-Royce AE1107C powers Boeing V-22 Osprey program

19-Oct-2011Source: Forecast International

The Rolls-Royce AE 1107C is produced for one application, the Boeing V-22 Osprey. Boeing submitted a multiyear proposal to the U.S. Navy for a follow-on contract to succeed the program’s current multiyear deal. The current contract covering FY08 through FY12 is for 174 aircraft. The new contract would cover FY13 to FY17 and includes a... Read more

Light helicopter production to fall through 2012

Light helicopter production to fall through 2012

25-Sep-2011Source: Forecast International

In its new study titled “The Market for Light Commercial Rotorcraft 2011-2020,” Forecast International projects that light commercial helicopter manufacturers will ship just under 16,860 rotorcraft worth approximately $58.8 billion during the next 10 years. This forecast covers light commercial helicopters with maximum gross weights under 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg). The Connecticut-based market research firm... Read more

Medium/Heavy military rotorcraft growth cycle nearing an end

Medium/Heavy military rotorcraft growth cycle nearing an end

10-Mar-2011Source: Forecast International

In a new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International projects that 4,434 such rotorcraft will be produced from 2011 through 2020. The value of this production is estimated at $100.4 billion in constant 2011 U.S. dollars. Forecast International defines a rotorcraft as medium/heavy when it has a gross weight of at least... Read more

Light military helicopter market seen as instable in the long-term

Light military helicopter market seen as instable in the long-term

28-Sep-2010Source: Forecast International

In a new study, “The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International projects that 1,941 rotorcraft will be built between 2010 and 2019. The value of this production is estimated at $23.4 billion in constant 2010 U.S. dollars. The Forecast International study generally defines a light military rotorcraft as one with a maximum gross weight... Read more

Near-Term Growth Expected in Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

Near-Term Growth Expected in Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

18-Mar-2010Source: Forecast International

In a new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International projects that 4,319 such rotorcraft will be produced during the 10-year time period between 2010 and 2019. The value of this production is estimated at $92.3 billion in constant 2010 U.S. dollars. In general, Forecast International defines a medium/heavy rotorcraft as one with... Read more

Near-Term Growth in Store for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

Near-Term Growth in Store for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

29-Oct-2009Source: Defense Aerospace

Forecast International’s new “The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft” study projects a total of 2,026 rotorcraft in this market segment will be produced during the 2009-2018 time period. The value of this production is estimated at $20.8 billion in constant 2009 U.S. dollars.... Read more

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