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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.
August 3, 2018 :: July 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Happy Farnborough Tarmac Pounders,

Every few years, the good people behind the Farnborough Air Show wake up early, put on a pot of tea, and exclaim, “Oh right…we’re supposed to hold an air show today. How do we do that again?” The results are chaotic and...   [More]

August 1, 2018 :: Video: What's Going On In Aerospace at Farnborough - Aviation Week & Space Technology

August 1, 2018 :: Why The Time May Be Ripe For UK Tempest - Aviation Week & Space Technology

July 13, 2018 :: A Guide For Trump Advisers To The Farnborough Air Show (Mind The Globalists) -

July 6, 2018 :: June 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Critical Mass Critics,

Regards from Nova Scotia, a green, eco-friendly paradise offering tasty lobsters, quirky wine, and lovely hiking. Incongruously, it once thrived as an industrial center. Nova Scotia factories built cars, machine tools, and ships. T...   [More]

June 12, 2018 :: May 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Horizontal Flight Admirers,

Death Spirals have threatened defense programs for decades. Death Spirals happen when a program’s unit cost rises, resulting in lawmakers punishing the program by cutting procurement numbers. Reduced numbers further raise unit ...   [More]

June 11, 2018 :: There's No Giant Sucking Sound of Aerospace Jobs Moving To Low-Cost Countries -

June 11, 2018 :: Military Transports Are Less Popular Than You'd Expect - Aviation Week & Space Technology

June 10, 2018 :: Aerospace Competitive Economics Study - Performed for IAM751 and the Choose Washington New Mid-Market Airplane Council

May 23, 2018 :: April 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Aircraft Enthusiasts,

Being the 737 is a thankless job. That’s my conclusion looking back on April. And since aircraft, like corporations in some people’s worldview, are people, my friend, the 737 might need some cheering up.

First, th...   [More]

May 23, 2018 :: China's Misguided Grab for Aerospace IP - Aviation Week & Space Technology

April 5, 2018 :: March 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Aero Trade Worriers,

Artificial intelligence. Election-manipulating trollbots. Dumb, bird-themed emojis. It’s just a matter of time before something computerized starts a war. And now, we’re part of the way there: a trade database is on the verge...   [More]

March 23, 2018 :: Boeing On Trade-War Front Line - Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 14, 2018 :: How the Airbus/Boeing Single Aisle Jet Party Could End -

March 6, 2018 :: February 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Post-Communist Travelers,

One pleasure of middle age is revisiting places after a multi-decade interval. In January I enjoyed a visit to Moscow, where I hadn’t been since 1986. There had been a few changes. In 1986 there was zero economic or politica...   [More]

March 5, 2018 :: The Real Message From Putin's Claim Of Powerful New Weapons: Weakness -

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