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

It’s 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:

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

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

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

June 6, 2016 :: Airbus A380: The Final Countdown -

May 4, 2016 :: April 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Necronomicon Readers,

One of the hardest decisions for anyone is whether or not to raise the dead. Countless cheesy 1950s horror flicks, coupled with the works of HP Lovecraft, clearly show that it is not a good idea. Yet sometimes it’s hard to resist t...   [More]

May 4, 2016 :: Why I Was (Probably) Wrong On C Series - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

April 29, 2016 :: Speed Kills: Why planes aren’t getting any faster—and won’t any time soon - Slate

April 29, 2016 :: Why Does It Still Take 5 Hours To Fly Cross-Country? - A Future Tense/New America Foundation Symposium. I'll be speaking.

April 26, 2016 :: March 2016 Letter - Dear Fellow Global Conflict Observers,

Spend time on tall buildings in Tel Aviv, as I did recently, and you often hear the word “operation.” People say, “Looks like an operation” or “Some kind of operation” or “Must be an operation going on.” Jet fighter exh...   [More]

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