A Mid-year View of the BizAv Market

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, for Teal Group speaks to Tony Kioussis about the market’s bifurcation between Large and Light Jet sales. They also discuss how aircraft deliveries have been shaping up during 2021...

Tony Kioussis  |  24th September 2021
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Tony Kioussis
Tony Kioussis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting...



Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, for Teal Group, discusses how Business Aviation has performed during the first half of 2021, and where things might be headed.  

Among the topics covered during Richard’s second podcast of 2021:

  • The market’s bifurcation between large and small jet sales. 
  • Leading market indicators and more immediate market health guideposts.
  • How aircraft deliveries are shaping up during 2021, and over the next few years.
  • Which airframers are best positioned at the moment.
  • The opportunities for a supersonic aircraft within the Business and Commercial business sectors.
  • Business Aviation’s growth forecast for 2021 and 2022.

About Richard Aboulafia

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, Teal Group Corporation

Since 1988, Richard has tracked aircraft programs, markets, and companies as an analyst and consultant. He manages consulting projects in the commercial and military aviation field and analyzes broader defense and aerospace market and industry trends. He has advised numerous aerospace companies, including most prime and many second- and third-tier contractors in the US, Europe and Asia. He also advises numerous financial institutions on aerospace market conditions.

Richard is Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group. In addition to his consulting role, he writes and edits Teal Group’s World Military and Civil Aircraft Briefing, a forecasting and analysis tool covering over 135 aircraft programs and markets. He also writes publicly about aviation and defense, with regular columns in Aviation Week & Space Technology and at Forbes.com. His articles have also appeared in Foreign Policy, Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aerospace magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, AIAA’s Aerospace America, the Financial Times, Professional Pilot, and other publications.

Frequently cited as an aviation industry authority by trade and news publications, Richard has appeared on numerous television news and radio programs including ABC, BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR and PBS. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including Speednews, ATRIF, NAFA, IADA, AeroMontreal, the Ontario Aerospace Council, and PNAA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Since 2012 he has served on the National Aeronautic Association Collier Trophy Selection Committee. He presents a yearly lecture to the National Defense University/Industrial College of the Armed Forces and has served as an expert witness in aerospace markets.

Before he joined Teal Group in 1990, Richard analyzed the jet engine market at Jane’s Information Group, served as an aerospace industry consultant for an international trade advisory company and supported research projects at the Brookings Institution. He has a Masters degree in War Studies from King’s College, University of London and a Bachelors degree from George Washington University. He lives in Washington, DC.

Teal Group Corporation

Teal Group is the leading source of aerospace and defense market intelligence. Our team of experienced analysts covers a diverse range of markets, including aircraft, engines, military electronics, missiles and smart munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems and much more. Teal Group provides valuable insights and forecasts to aerospace industry executives, strategic planners, market researchers, government officials, and others who need to understand the developing trends and expectations.

To view the transcript for this podcast, click here

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Tony Kioussis

Tony Kioussis

Editor, Aircraft Value & Maintenance Analysis

As president & CEO, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Previously he was VP, strategic marketing, GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; VP, aircraft sales, Jet Aviation Business Jets; and sales director, airframe programs, JSSI, developing the “Tip-to-Tail” airframe hourly cost maintenance program.


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