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Listen to Richard Aboulafia – 29 Jun 2024


Richard Aboulafia, Managing Director at AeroDynamic Advisory
www.RichardAboulafia.com

Frequently cited as a leading aviation industry authority by trade and news publications, Richard is Managing Director at AeroDynamic Advisory and former Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group.  He manages consulting projects in the commercial and military aircraft field and analyzes broader defense and aerospace trends.  Richard also advises numerous aerospace companies, including most prime and many second and third-tier contractors in the US, Europe and Asia.  Additionally, he advises numerous financial institutions on aerospace market conditions.

There’s no question we’ve developed a friendly rapport with Richard over the 7 years that he’s been a recurring guest on the program, and we invited him aboard again during our live national broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 29 June 2029 for a wide-ranging and open discussion on an array of current happenings across the Aviation Sector of Travel.  From talking about the unfolding situation with Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams stranded at the ISS because of issues with their the Boeing Starliner spacecraft, to Elliot Investment Management’s activism at Southwest Airlines, the realities impacting airlines with grounded Airbus A320’s because of corrosion issues with their Pratt & Whitney engines, to SAF’s, lack of innovation in new aircraft design/development, to how global conflicts and growing tensions are impacting the Defense Industry, even the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow later in July — the conversation was robust, engaging and informative.  Now that RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa has been transmitted across the USA via satellite and aired on our 585+ weekly radio stations airing the program, you can access the full interview that’s been archived here by simply clicking on the play arrow immediately following this text …

 

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Here are a sampling of some past interviews with Richard as well …

There’s been so much in the news lately involving the always busy aviation and airline sector of the travel world, from the JetBlue/Spirit tie-up saga and what happens next, the spiraling happening at Boeing, China’s ambitions with the Comac C919, the impressive growth on full display involving Airbus, United Airlines ambitions to mine customer data and more.  Since 5 months have passed since we last connected with Show Friend Richard Aboulafia, during our live national broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 10 February 2024, we checked-in with him to discuss these items.  Now that the program has transmitted via satellite to the now 575 weekly stations airing RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa across the USA, an archive is saved here for you to access anytime/anywhere in .mp3 format …

 

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During our live broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 16 September 2023, with we reconnected with Show Friend Richard Aboulafia to get his thoughts on an array of current aviation topics including the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine troubles, the future of Regional Air Service with few aircraft manufacturers these days, the operations of JSX and its prospects for growth, we talked about the the first 9 months of the Aviation & Airline Sector of Travel and also had some fun talking football, planes and airline strategies.  If you missed any or all of our candid conversation — or simply want to hear it again — now that the program has been transmitted via satellite to our 530+ weekly stations across the USA, you can hear the full interview that aired on RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa by simply clicking on the play arrow immediately following this text …

 

Reconnecting with Show Friend Richard Aboulafia is always something we look forward to, and during our 18 March 2023 broadcast we checked-in to get his thoughts on an array of current aviation topics that included the holding pattern JetBlue and Spirit now find themselves in after the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice lawsuit to try and block the merger, the F.A.A.’s decision to allow Boeing to begin delivering their 787 Dreamliners again, the major investment of Saudi Arabia to grow their airline offerings and fleet, Southwest Airlines purported resolutions to avoid future operational meltdowns, expectations for the Spring/Summer travel season and more.  To hear the full interview that aired on RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa across the USA via our now 510+ weekly stations that air America’s #1 Travel Radio Show, just click on the play arrow immediately following this text …

 

The aviation sector of the travel world is certainly never dull as there’s always something happening that grabs our attention and interest.  During our live broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 30 July 2022, we decide to check-in with Richard Aboulafia to get his read on JetBlue’s win in the battle for Spirit Airlines, we discussed some of the mixed news coming out of the Farnborough International Airshow regarding the airline manufactures, talked raising the retirement age of commercial pilots to 66 or 67, delved into the status of the new Boeing 777X and more.  To hear the full interview that aired on RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa across our national network of now 490+ weekly stations, simply click on the play arrow immediately following this text …

 

During Stop #5 of RMWorldTravel’s special “Let’s Go America! Tour” on 11 September 2021, as the program broadcasted live from Washington, DC at the Four Seasons Hotel — we invited Show Friend Richard Aboulafia to join us live on-set to discuss current airline and aviation happenings, get his thoughts on changes the industry has seen since 9/11 and we also engaged over other topics as well.  You can now hear the full interview that aired across our national network of now 480+ weekly stations, by clicking on the play arrow that follows this text …

 

As the Coronavirus has caused havoc across the aviation sector of the travel world, during our live national broadcast of RMWorldTravel, Richard returned to the program with Robert & Mary to discuss a variety of important topics involving the current state of the commercial airlines and manufacturing, offer thoughts on what’s ahead as well as some expectations and trends that he’s seeing in multiple sectors of the industry.  To hear the full interview that aired across our 415+ affiliates nationwide that air America’s #1 Travel Radio Show, simply click the play arrow immediately below this text …

 

As we’re in the final stages of 2019, we decided to check-in with Show Friend Richard Aboulafia for a “State of the Airline World” update form him.  And on our live national broadcast of RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa on 14 December 2019, as we kicked-off Hour 2 of the program, Richard joined us to discuss realistic dates for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX, provide a status of the Boeing 777X, news from Airbus and more.  Now that program has been broadcast out to all of our network affiliates across the USA, you can hear the interview again via this archive simply by clicking below this summary.

 

Connecting with us live from Paris, Show Friend Richard Aboulafia returned during our live broadcast on 22 June 2019 with news from the Paris Air Show, insights on the Boeing 737 MAX, critical comments towards U.S. airlines from Qatar Airways CEO, manufacturing growth and diversity at Airbus, the proposed merger between United Technologies and Raytheon and more.  To hear the exclusive interview that aired across RMWorldTravel’s national network and is now archived for you here, simply click the play arrow below this text …

 

During our live broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 16 March 2019, Richard was back to discuss thoughts on the Boeing 737 MAX situation, and then we transitioned the conversation into a larger discussion about the end of the jumbo jet age, what’s caused it and the prospects for the future of aviation with large planes.  You can hear the full interview now archived here …

 

For his 3rd appearance with Robert & Mary on RMWorldTravel, during our live broadcast on 29 September 2018, Richard weighed-in on a number of aviation happenings including an update on the Boeing/Embraer acquisition, progress with the Airbus A220, the decision by airlines to begin investing again in in-flight meals, the challenges facing low-cost international carriers flying to the U.S., and government threats to crack down on unreasonable airline fees.  You can access this diverse interview here …

 

Richard is becoming a more frequent guest on RMWorldTravel, and we all enjoy his industry knowledge and insight.  Back on our 14 July 2018 broadcast he joined Robert & Mary to discuss the Boeing/Embraer tie-up and it’s impact on the industry, as he was en route to the Farnsbourough Air Show.  You can find that interview under the archived podcasts section of our website.

 

The modern jetliner has had profound impact on the way we travel, and Boeing has certainly been a leader in designing and manufacturing the planes that shape the way we travel.  Three particular Boeing jetliners have had great influence on our travels, the Boeing 707, Boeing 747 and Boeing 787.  Richard joined Robert & Mary on our 4 November 2017 live broadcast to discuss these 3 pioneering aircraft, as well as other designs that are currently in the works ….