The good news for aircraft manufacturers: high demand; the bad news: supply chain lags.
Boeing unveils details of novel new landing gear design as 737-10 reaches firm configuration point.
Boeing seems to have a popular concept in the NMA, but offers few clues on if it is any nearer to closing the business case for a widebody at narrowbody prices.
The C919 delivery objective has slipped again by one year, but Comac is at least publicly disclosing it, which probably indicates a higher level of confidence.
The military has much aging equipment and ammunition that needs to be replaced or upgraded.
Rotorcraft will become a focus of Thailand’s military imports in coming years.
Proposed acquisitions for the Philippines Air Force include fighters, additional light trainers, airlifters and light-attack aircraft.
The Navy continues to evolve and mature the Fire Scout maritime patrol UAV despite a limited number of deployment opportunities on the Littoral Combat Ship.
European Union planning demonstration of unmanned technologies, including naval UAVs.
There are multiple factors contributing to the current sluggishness, including aircraft program issues, capacity considerations and airline strategy factors.