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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.
May 22, 2015 :: The End Of History And The Last Manned Fighter? - Aviation Week & Space Technology

April 27, 2015 :: April 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Foreign Film Festival Attendees,

Bollywood romantic comedies often feature a goofy fat guy with lots of eyeliner who constantly gets in the way of the two loversí first kiss. At the end of the movie, the romantic couple finds a way to distract hi...   [More]

April 27, 2015 :: Winners And Losers In The Changing Arab Gulf Fighter Market - blog

April 9, 2015 :: USAFís T-X: Art of the Impossible - Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 30, 2015 :: The New U.S. Air Force Bomber Contract Could Go Either Way - blog

March 19, 2015 :: March 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow New Technology Obsessives,

Greil Marcus, a music critic, wrote a great Village Voice essay, ďRock Death in the 1970s: A Sweepstakes.Ē It examined each 1970s rock musician and their death, scoring them 1-10 on the basis of three categories: Qualit...   [More]

March 16, 2015 :: Boeing Should Not Lean On Labor To Cover 787 Losses - Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 16, 2015 :: UTC's Sikorsky Spinoff: Good For UTC, Good For Sikorsky...Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - blog

February 25, 2015 :: February 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Cromnibus Scrutinizers,

Teal Groupís aircraft reports cover about 135 planes. Having written or edited these reports for 25 years as of January, Iíve come to know these planes like friends. But I never wrote a report on the iconic A-10 because it end...   [More]

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 investorsí conference grappling with the A380ís grim commercial situation...   [More]

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

To paraphrase Churchill, for decades Iíve had my own ideas about Embraer, and I didnít want them changed by any Embraerians. Iíd always respected Embraer, as does much of the aerospace industry Ė 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 donít regard them as a threat to my beloved inhabited aircraft, I am kind of intrigue...   [More]

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