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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 6, 2018 :: Business Jet Market Recovery: If Not Now, When? - Pro Pilot

October 6, 2018 :: Podcast: Why Boeing Just Can’t Lose - Aviation Week & Space Technology

October 5, 2018 :: September 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Air Power Observers,

Congress gets a bad rap. Often viewed as a bunch of do-nothings, the US government’s legislative branch can act decisively. Take, for example, OA-X, the nascent USAF acquisition program covering scores or hundreds ...   [More]

October 4, 2018 :: Why Commercial Airplanes Are Behind Boeing's Military Wins - Aviation Week & Space Technology

September 30, 2018 :: Why Japan’s Aerospace Strategy Needs A Rethink - Aviation Week & Space Technology

September 28, 2018 :: Boeing Is Pricing To Win: T-X Trainer Contract Extends Its Defense Hot Streak -

September 24, 2018 :: Boeing Or Lockheed? Air Force Set To Reveal Winner Of Big T-X Trainer Contract -

August 21, 2018 :: August 2018 Letter - Dear Fellow Global Crisis Junkies,

There’s this country. It’s an emerging market with fast economic growth and outsized aerospace industry aspirations. Unfortunately, the government is deeply incompetent, and uses a thin veneer of nationalism, religion, and...   [More]

August 11, 2018 :: The Global Aerospace Industry: Size and Country Rankings - Joint Presentation With Aerodynamic Advisory

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 :: Global Aerospace Industry May Be at Record High - Aviation Week & Space Technology; With Kevin Michaels of Aerodynamic Advisory

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]

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