Craig Caffrey

Senior Aerospace Industry Analyst, Forecast & MRO

London, UK


Craig works as a senior analyst on Aviation Week Network’s military and commercial forecast databases, specializing in military aircraft markets and global defense spending trends. Prior to joining Aviation Week he spent 12 years at Jane’s working as an analyst and consultant on global aerospace and defense markets.


Saudi Arabian Defense Spending Up 43% In 2022

By Craig Caffrey Jan 06, 2023
Defense spending in Saudi Arabia performed an abrupt turnaround in 2022.
Budget, Policy & Operations

The Weekly Debrief: UK Defense Spending Pledges Face Fiscal Pressures

By Tony Osborne Sep 26, 2022
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has said funding pledges by new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss—to raise defense spending to 3% of gross domestic product—will be realized.
Budget, Policy & Operations

China’s Defense Budget To Grow By 7% In 2022

By Craig Caffrey Mar 08, 2022
While the 2022 growth rate is well below the double digits achieved through the 1990s and early 2000s, in dollars it is $15 billion, the largest-ever annual increase.
Budget, Policy & Operations