Will the A350 fly this year?
We said: It probably would (no surprises there), but that maintaining a promised 2014 delivery date would be challenging.
What happened: The A350 flew in June and Airbus appears to be on track for a 2014 delivery.
Who will launch an all-new 90-seat turboprop?
We said: "The chances are, nobody will."
What happened: Although Alenia Aermacchi has made noises, the launch of an all-new turboprop seems no closer.
Can we expect China to flex its military-air muscles at the Paris air show?
We said: "There is no way" the J-15 flagship will appear, but an appearance by the JF-17 is "not beyond imagination".
What happened: As forecast, Chinese military airframes were not present at the Paris air show, with the Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 having instead made an appearance at November’s Dubai air show. As before, if you want to see Beijing’s new hardware, you’ll have to go to its own show in Zhuhai.
What will happen to the price of oil?
We said: We concurred with the expert view that price would stay "stable but high".
What happened: Despite some fluctuation, Brent crude ended 2013 at more or less the same price it started, at $110 per barrel.
Will this be the year somebody launches a supersonic business jet?
We said: "Not a chance."
What happened: Ongoing work behind the scenes, and Aerion continues to wave the flag for supersonic, but no hint of that breakthrough programme.
Will the A380 and 747-8 acquire any new customers in 2013?
We said: This could be the year the A380 cracks the US market. The 747-8's prospects remain limited... or worse.
What happened: No stateside order for the Airbus superjumbo, although a Dubai order for 50 from Emirates helped the backlog. A trickle of orders – mostly from existing customers – kept the biggest Boeing ticking over.
Have we finally seen the end of the Hawker business jet brand?
We said: "In a word, yes."
What happened: The company emerged from bankruptcy protection as Beechcraft, with no sniff of a buyer for the Hawker brand.
What kind of accidents can we expect in 2013?
We said: Runway excursions remain the most common of all accidents and will still happen in 2013.
What happened: Excursions remained a common accident category in 2013, with 14 recorded, but more were associated with minor technical problems and slightly fewer related to long landings or fast and high approaches.
Can we expect a big strategic M&A move from EADS?
We said: No.
What happened: Rather than a merger or acquisition, EADS's big surprise of 2013 was its decision to rebrand the entire group as Airbus.
Will cancellations take a bite out of Airbus and Boeing backlogs?
We said: Cancellations will remain a last-ditch solution.
What happened: Cancellations scarcely dented continuing robust orders for the two manufacturers' products, particularly the re-engined 737 and A320, 777X and A350.
Will Virgin Galactic carry passengers to space?
We said: Probably not.
What happened: Virgin Galactic's 500-odd would-be "astronauts" are still waiting for that flight into sub-orbit.
Is Boeing going to launch the 777X?
We said: "We may have the entire year to wait, maybe longer."
What happened: The latest version of Boeing's top-selling widebody was launched at November's Dubai air show, with orders and commitments for 225 examples from the big three Gulf carriers.
Will Heathrow finally get the nod for a third runway?
We said: "Not a chance."
What happened: The saga over the UK capital's future airport capacity continues, with a commission tasked to investigate options shortlisting Heathrow and Gatwick in December for possible expansion after 2015 – the year of the next election. A new hub in the Thames Estuary – the so-called Boris Island, named after London mayor and advocate Boris Johnson – appears to have been ruled out.
Will Congress axe the F-35?
We said: All nine partners will stick with the beleaguered Lockheed Martin programme.
What happened: With a strong 2013 behind it and all nine partner nations still on board, the Joint Strike Fighter is powering ahead, with South Korea also recently having followed Japan in selecting it. Canada’s fighter process still confuses, but we should ultimately expect Ottawa to follow “big brother” in buying the fifth-generation type.
Are zero airline accidents within our grasp?
We said: Sadly not.
What happened: Safety has improved, but once again in 2013 we remained at risk of the unforeseeable.
Will US airlines unleash a wave of regional jet orders in 2013?
We said: Yes, thanks to agreements with pilots' unions at Delta, United and American to replace 50-seaters with larger regional aircraft.
What happened: Delta and Republic placed their regional orders in 2012. United, SkyWest and American/US Airways followed suit in 2013. In all, more than 230 regional jets have been ordered for the five largest US regional fleets in the last 15 months. Embraer dominates the tally with more than 160 firm orders added to the backlog.
Will Airbus Military make A400M deliveries in 2013, and will new orders come in?
We said: The first A400M will be handed over to the French air force. As for further orders, it was "uncertain" if potential export customers would splash the cash.
What happened: Airbus Military handed over its first A400M Atlas in 2013, albeit one quarter later than anticipated, but trimmed its delivery plan for the year from four aircraft to three, at France’s request. No new export buyers stepped forward, despite demonstrations.