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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.
March 27, 2020 :: March 2020 Letter - Dear Fellow Former Airport Frequenters,

The worst thing a company can possibly put on its board, or on its executive leadership team, is an ex-politician. Politicians can be pompous, of course, and they also apply a one-size-fits-all ideology to problems tha...   [More]

March 26, 2020 :: Why Chinaís Aviation Bounce-Back May Disappoint - Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 23, 2020 :: February 2020 Letter - Dear Fellow Involuntary Distant Socializers,

This letter is late for a simple reason: itís hard to write when you feel like youíre rolling down a steep hill. The Coronavirus crisis began as a distant problem but has since become a full-blown disaster. At first, aviatio...   [More]

March 20, 2020 :: Podcast: Coronavirus And Other Black Swans - Aviation Week & Space Technology; With Kevin Michaels, Joe Anselmo, Michael Bruno, and Guy Norris

March 20, 2020 :: Six Ways Coronavirus Could Hurt Aviation Over The Long Term -

February 14, 2020 :: January 2020 Letter - Dear Fellow Listicle Fans,

Itís time for my almost-annual list of good and bad aviation developments in the previous year. This was not the best year. And, since I waited until early February to write this, we can incorporate an awful January into the calendar of atroci...   [More]

February 13, 2020 :: Airbus Can Coast On Its Product Line; Boeing Cannot - Aviation Week & Space Technology

January 18, 2020 :: Boeing Is Unlikely To Win Much From The U.S.-China Trade Pact -

January 3, 2020 :: December 2019 Letter - Dear Fellow C-Suite Watchers,

Person of the year awards go to people who did something noteworthy in the past year. Instead, why not appoint a person in advance, for the year ahead? Thatís more exciting, since that person has yet to do the something for which...   [More]

December 15, 2019 :: November 2019 Letter - Dear Fellow Concerned Cosmos Observers,

Not to be alarmist, but our planet may have moved to a part of the universe where cause and effect have been de-linked. The commercial aviation industry this year has been acting very strangely, and Iím struggling for expl...   [More]

December 6, 2019 :: Unitedís Big Airbus Order Shows Boeing Really Needs To Build A Middle Market Plane -

December 6, 2019 :: Can Rolls-Royce Survive On Its Own? - Aviation Week & Space Technology

November 18, 2019 :: Re-Engined Airbus A350 Could Be Heavy Blow For Rolls-Royce, Big Win For GE And Global Trade -

November 12, 2019 :: The Case For Shelving Boeingís NMA - Aviation Week & Space Technology

October 3, 2019 :: October 2019 Letter - Dear Fellow Former Gruyere and Chateau Petrus Consumers,

Even as a young boy, I knew that the original Lost in Space was unbelievably bad science fiction. But looking back, I do appreciate one aspect of it: the robot, who was easily stopped when he ...   [More]

October 2, 2019 :: Are China and the West Headed for a Cold War in the Skies? - Foreign Policy

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