U.S. defense agencies are stepping up development of hypersonic weapons to keep pace with China and Russia.
For commercial aviation in 2019, though each major manufacturer has it’s own challenges, it’s all about executing on the production side.
Services agreements are increasingly becoming part of the asset-purchase process.
The year ahead holds milestones in human space transport, airliner first flights and new launches and more, but it also promises significant uncertainty.
France is slated to receive new transports, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft as part of increased defense spending.
2019 will be a year of rebuilding the strained long-standing relationships between engine-makers and airframers.
Strong growth projected for new-generation and legacy powerplants
Aviation Week predicts that the global engine MRO market will increase in value by nearly one-third during the next decade, with strong demand anticipated from the Asia-Pacific region.
2017 was a busy year for rotorcraft and other vertical-flight applications.
Engine technology developments in 2017 included advances in open rotors, hypersonics, and electric propulsion.
2017 was an eventful year for military aircraft programs globally. Some key events are highlighted.