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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.
 
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 - Forbes.com 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 - Forbes.com blog

October 2, 2014 :: Boeing's Move To Raise 737 Output Is Understandable. And Maybe Dangerous. - Forbes.com 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 www.aljazeera.com/in...   [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]

June 30, 2014 :: June 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Washington Policy Fans,

Remember the Airbus/EU-Boeing/US WTO case? It never really went away, but whenever we hear echoes of both sides pleading their side, we’ve mostly learned to tune them out. But this summer we’re in for a similar controversy with th...   [More]

June 19, 2014 :: Has The Army Thought Through Future Vertical Lift? - Aviation Week & Space Technology

June 11, 2014 :: Airbus’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…And What They Can Do To Make It Better - Forbes.com blog

June 2, 2014 :: May 2014 Letter - Dear Fellow Battlefield Tourists,

Cemeteries are sad; sadder still is a large field of unmarked graves. After this year’s Berlin Air Show (ILA), my Teal colleagues Bill Storey, Joel Johnson, Phil Finnegan and I all trundled off on a road trip to see battlefields in Eastern ...   [More]

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