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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.
October 10, 2016 :: Qatar's Boeing Shopping Spree -

October 10, 2016 :: September 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Obscure MiG Design Fans,

The Soviet aerospace industry had one notable quirk: it separated design and manufacturing into separate functions. Aircraft were designed by a bureau (Tupolev, Ilyushin, etc.) and then built by a different manufactur...   [More]

October 4, 2016 :: August 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Calm Observers Of The Collapsing World,

As promised, Augustís letter follows last monthís letter, about this summerís terrifying collapse of world civilization. The world is turning away from globalism, market economy, and liberal democracy, as evidenced by <...   [More]

September 27, 2016 :: Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad For Business Aircraft - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

September 17, 2016 :: Decline Of The Civil Helicopter Market - Pro Pilot (page 10)

September 1, 2016 :: On Boeingís Joe Sutter - Vago Muradian's Defense & Aerospace Report

August 24, 2016 :: July 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow News Avoiders,

Itís been a nice summer. The kids enjoyed summer camp and a beach vacation in the Outer Banks, and my family also had a good time in Northern California. My wife and I visited Napa for a few days. Even Farnborough passed with few ha...   [More]

August 22, 2016 :: Upcoming speech: Association for Manufacturing Technology - October 20 in Miami

August 22, 2016 :: Upcoming speech: WSU Economic Outlook Conference - October 6 in Wichita

August 22, 2016 :: Close Air Support Debate Needs Strategic Context - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

July 16, 2016 :: Will Brexit Be a Drag on Aerospace? - National Press Club Podcast from Farnborough

July 6, 2016 :: The Iran Jetliner Illusion - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

June 27, 2016 :: June 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Farnborough Show Dread-ers,

For analysts like me, Boeing today can be summed up nicely by the following three quotes:

ďIf I told you that I am and want to be a market leader in the fighter business, you all would tell me that Iím an idiot. Let...   [More]

June 13, 2016 :: Why Trump And Sanders Are Wrong About Free Trade - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

June 13, 2016 :: May 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Toronto Property Shoppers,

Crow. Humble pie. Ten years of Teal Group CSeries commentaries and reports. These are among the things that Bombardier management could have reasonably requested that I eat for lunch during my recent visit to Montreal. Bu...   [More]

June 11, 2016 :: Unwelcome Bizjet Market Convergence - Pro Pilot (page 10)

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