Richard Aboulafia
Vice President of Analysis
Teal Group Corporation


Key Takeaways from my presentation

The aerospace industry survived the 2008 recession better than any other manufacturing sector. It is still growing and has demonstrated remarkable strength despite macroeconomic headwinds. As new generation programs like the Boeing 787 Airbus A350 and the F35 Joint Strike Fighter continue to ramp up, the market will see additional growth, with deliveries exceeding $200 billion in value per year by the end of the decade. He will discuss:
  • Changes in the F35 program, accelerating capital spending by key suppliers
  • A380 challenges, and whether those suppliers may see a negative impact on capital spending
  • New joint program for an unique commercial product, not seen a lot about it in the press, and its impact on domestic demand


Richard manages consulting projects in the commercial and military aircraft field, analyzes broader defense and aerospace trends, and advises aerospace companies and financial institutions on aerospace market conditions. Writer and editor of Teal Group's World Military and Civil Aircraft Briefing, a forecasting tool of more than 135 aircraft programs and markets, Richard is frequently cited as an aviation industry authority by trade and news publications. He has appeared on news programs including ABC, BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR and PBS.