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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.
January 29, 2015 :: LRS-B And The Military Aircraft Industry - Aviation Week & Space Technology

January 27, 2015 :: January 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Paused Program Mourners,

Forecasting an aircraft death is sad work. Each zeroed production line tells a tragic story of jobs lost, lives changed, and, of course, dead aircraft. Worse, there can be a contagion effect; killing one program can lead to de...   [More]

January 8, 2015 :: A&D Mood Swing Benefits U.S. Sales - Aviation Week & Space Technology

December 19, 2014 :: December 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Year-End List Enthusiasts,

Sure, I could write yet another letter about the A380. My favorite target was back in the news for all the wrong reasons this month. Airbus spent its investors’ conference grappling with the A380’s grim commercial situation...   [More]

November 25, 2014 :: November 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Aviation Industry Tourists,

To paraphrase Churchill, for decades I’ve had my own ideas about Embraer, and I didn’t want them changed by any Embraerians. I’d always respected Embraer, as does much of the aerospace industry – if aerospace companies were resta...   [More]

November 24, 2014 :: Re-engining Works Great. What About Retrofits? - Aviation Week & Space Technology

October 22, 2014 :: October 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Turf Watchers,

My job, my career, and indeed much of my non-family life revolve around inhabited aircraft. Not UAVs; other people cover that waterfront at Teal. And while I don’t regard them as a threat to my beloved inhabited aircraft, I am kind of intrigue...   [More]

October 14, 2014 :: Canada's Fighter Non-Decision Decision - blog

October 14, 2014 :: Greatest Long-Term Threat To Boeing Is The Loss Of Talent - Aviation Week & Space Technology

October 6, 2014 :: Boeing's 737 Rate Hike: A Re-Think - blog

October 2, 2014 :: Boeing's Move To Raise 737 Output Is Understandable. And Maybe Dangerous. - blog

September 23, 2014 :: September 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Channel Surfers,

I don’t want to make a documentary. I want to make a documentary about the making of a documentary. This meta concept seems appropriate after watching Al Jazeera’s Broken Dreams. You can find it at   [More]

September 5, 2014 :: August 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Market Economy Participants,

“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” That chilling quote is from a character in George Orwell’s 1984. As someone who likes to write, I usually disagree with that sentiment. But every so often, a word m...   [More]

September 1, 2014 :: Bombardier's Uncertain Future - Aviation Week & Space Technology

July 29, 2014 :: F-35: Absent, And Stuck In Second Gear - Aviation Week & Space Technology

July 22, 2014 :: July 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Air Show Shirkers,

Last week, I had some extra time to catch up on newspapers, supervise our helpful interns, and return emails to old pals. In other words, I didn’t go to Farnborough for the first time in over a decade. But I got the gist of the show in one he...   [More]

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