AFA's Upcoming Mitchell Hour: Future Aerospace Defense Industry Trends

Oct 22, 2013, 09:11 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes Richard Aboulafia from the Teal Group as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour event.

WHO: Richard Aboulafia is the Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group where he advises companies in the commercial and military aircraft fields on defense and aerospace trends. In this role, Mr. Aboulafia also writes and edits Teal Group's World Military and Civil Aircraft Briefing, a tool that covers over 130 aircraft programs and markets. For his full bio, visit

WHAT: Mr. Aboulafia will be discussing how factors in the domestic and international sectors will impact prospects for the aerospace defense sector.

WHY: Sequestration-driven budget cuts and instability within the political environment are yielding a unique set of dynamics regarding how the Armed Forces maintain, sustain, and modernize their respective weapons systems. Circumstances are also evolving rapidly in the international arena-with a handful of major acquisition competitions set to shape defense industry prospects for years into the future. These variables are yielding a time of great uncertainty for aerospace firms as they try and posture for future success.

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Key Bridge Marriott 
              1401 Lee Hwy 
              Arlington, Va. 22209 

All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register for this event, go to For additional information, contact Doug Birkey at

The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell's tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.  To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  • ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  • SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.

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