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Richard Aboulafia is Vice President, Analysis at Teal Group. He manages consulting projects for clients in the commercial and military aircraft field, and has advised numerous aerospace companies. He also writes and edits Teal's World Military and Civil Aircraft Briefing, a forecasting tool covering over 135 aircraft programs and markets. Richard also writes publicly about the aviation field, with numerous articles in Aviation Week, Aerospace America, and other publications. Frequently cited as an aviation industry authority by trade and news publications, he has appeared on numerous television news programs and has spoken at a wide variety of conferences.
April 10, 2014 :: The Next Big Medium Thing - Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 20, 2014 :: March 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Aerospace Component Aficionados,

To create a good plane, aircraft designers need to be good shoppers. Just as airlines need the freedom to source the best planes for their needs, airplane designers need the freedom to source the best equipment at the best p...   [More]

March 18, 2014 :: Missing Malaysian Jet Is One Of Safest Airplane Models Ever Built - blog

March 17, 2014 :: Business Jet Market Bifurcation Goes Into Overdrive - blog

March 8, 2014 :: February 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Global Tension Observers,

Like many people who went to college in the Reagan years, my geopolitical worldview was shaped by movies like Top Gun. Dick Bitzinger, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, recently remi...   [More]

February 18, 2014 :: Airbus Twin-Aisles—Big Needs, Limited Means - Aviation Week & Space Technology

February 18, 2014 :: Airplane Geeks Podcast - Fifth visit with Max Flight and co.

January 15, 2014 :: January 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Sudden Aircraft Industry Labor Relations Watchers,

“It's such a fine line between clever and stupid.” Thus opined David St. Hubbins of the mock rock band Spinal Tap. This idea has never been better illustrated than the recent Boeing/IAM 751 con...   [More]

January 14, 2014 :: Big picture market commentary video - Courtesy KPMG's UK Office

January 14, 2014 :: U.S. Military Aircraft Fly Toward A Waterfall - Aviation Week & Space Technology

December 26, 2013 :: December 2013 Letter - Dear Fellow International Relations Enthusiasts,

So you’re walking along the street, and you get drawn into a mob. They’re angrily chanting something, and you join them and go along for a while, but then you suddenly realize you’re all shouting incoherent non...   [More]

December 19, 2013 :: Brazil's Fighter Buy: That NSA Narrative Is Probably Wrong - blog

December 18, 2013 :: Defense News 100 Most Influential People In U.S. Defense - I'm honored to be #91

November 26, 2013 :: November 2013 Letter - Dear Fellow Manufacturing Site Geography Students,

Dr. McCoy had Star Trek’s best catchphrase: Dammit Jim! I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer (or another occupation). I’ve been channeling the beloved doctor these days in discussions about Boeing’s 777X pro...   [More]

October 9, 2013 :: October 2013 Letter - Dear Fellow North Pacific Watchers,

Two Northeast Asia market disasters for Boeing in just two weeks. Behind that headline are two different meanings. The F-15’s loss in South Korea in late September was not Boeing’s fault at all (see my September letter). Japan ...   [More]

September 30, 2013 :: Boeing's Options After Its Legacy Military Aircraft Wind Down - blog

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