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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.
 
June 24, 2015 :: McNerney's Legacy At Boeing - Forbes.com blog

June 20, 2015 :: Short-Term Memories Can Lead To Big Miscalculations - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

June 9, 2015 :: May 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Flatlanders,

Larry David popularized the term Curb Your Enthusiasm as a self-deprecating comment on his own cynicism. After ten days in Europe, I’d also use it as a description for Europe’s civil, business, and military aero markets, which are quite flat ...   [More]

May 29, 2015 :: Kevin Michael's Aviation Week column on the business jet market - Extremely smart perspective on the market's structural change...essential reading.

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 lovers’ 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 - Forbes.com blog

April 9, 2015 :: USAF’s 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 - Forbes.com blog

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

Greil Marcus, a music critic, wrote a great Village Voice essay, “Rock Death in the 1970s: A Sweepstakes.” 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 - Forbes.com blog

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

Teal Group’s aircraft reports cover about 135 planes. Having written or edited these reports for 25 years as of January, I’ve 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

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