Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 8

August 18, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will finish the design of the hybrid propulsion system for our 50-seat regional turboprop. We use the ATR42-600 as a reference, as before (Figure 1). We found an acceptable… Read More

CSeries, the long-ranger for thin routes

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Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

By Bjorn Fehrm August 16, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, with 85 destinations, 8,000 employees and 72 aircraft, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. We wrote about Air Berlin’s problems in October last year and we’ve… Read More

Small airlines face replacement challenges

Aug. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Small airlines face continuous challenges about acquiring modern aircraft at prices they can afford. There was once a number of manufacturers producing small airliners. British Aerospace (BAe) produced the 19-seat Jetstream and… Read More

Boeing’s tactical option for MOM sector

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Pontifications: Avolon sees strong sales for Boeing 737-10

Aug. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Avolon, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors following the acquisition of the CIT Aerospace portfolio, believes Boeing will see 2,000 of the 737-10—doubling the internal figure Boeing used to launch the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 7

August 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will design the hybrid propulsion system for our 50-seat regional turboprop. We could see in previous Corners that we can’t use batteries as a backup for our gas turbine… Read More

Can Airbus improve the A321neo further? Part 2

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CSeries starts operations from London City Airport

By Bjorn Fehrm August 09, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier (BBD) CSeries has done its first revenue flight to London City Airport. It was a scheduled Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) flight from Zurich that landed on the airport… Read More

Delta asks Commerce to redefine scope of Boeing-Bombardier case

Aug. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines asked the US Department of Commerce to redefine the scope of the Boeing complaint of Bombardier price dumping in its CS100 order with the carrier, filings at DOC show…. Read More