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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.
November 13, 2015 :: Rolls-Royce's Long Road To A Difficult Week -

November 3, 2015 :: How Canada’s Aerospace Industry Dodged A Bullet - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

October 28, 2015 :: October 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Canadian Election Watchers,

In the words of noted American philosopher Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth.” The CSeries plan was always a few Molsons short of a six pack (“What could go wrong? It’s not like our competi...   [More]

October 9, 2015 :: September 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Foreign Dignitary Visit Enthusiasts,

In honor of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the US (and to Boeing), I have prepared a two-page China market study. The bottom line finding of this mini-study: China matters more than ever as an aircraf...   [More]

October 7, 2015 :: Bombardier and Airbus: This Does Not Look Good At All -

October 1, 2015 :: Life After the C-17 - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

September 28, 2015 :: Ex-Im Bank Supporters May Need A New Approach - blog

September 23, 2015 :: Boeing's Completion Center: The Cost Of Doing Business In China - blog

August 31, 2015 :: August 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow New Aircraft Program Enthusiasts,

Time to talk LRS-B. The USAF will decide next month if Boeing/Lockheed Martin or Northrop Grumman will build the next strategic bomber. I can’t handicap this competition. Nobody outside of the selection committe...   [More]

August 30, 2015 :: The Myth Of Bigger Jets - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

July 28, 2015 :: July 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Reconciliation Fans,

Sometimes, old adversaries can sit down and find common ground. It’s funny to think about the meetings that take place; leaders who had fiercely criticized each other in the strongest terms now getting together and reaching historic ...   [More]

July 24, 2015 :: Change At Bombardier: There's Hope Now, At Least - Skies Magazine; Page 30

July 22, 2015 :: For Boeing, Big Losses And Missed Opportunities In The Tanker Market - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

July 15, 2015 :: June 2015 Letter - Dear Fellow Le Bourget GroundPounders,

About 25 years ago, the great political commentator James Fallows wrote More Like Us, a thoughtful book arguing that the US’s best way to compete against global economic challengers (Japan then, China now) was to be more...   [More]

June 24, 2015 :: McNerney's Legacy At Boeing - blog

June 20, 2015 :: Short-Term Memories Can Lead To Big Miscalculations - Aviation Week & Space Technology (paywall)

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