Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 11

October 19, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the temperature challenges an SST engine faces. Now we address an even larger problem for SST engines, the takeoff and landing noise.

How useful is an NMA, Part 2

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Boeing expected to lay out new contract terms for suppliers

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Oct. 16, 2018, © Leeham News: Puget Sound-area Boeing suppliers are anxiously awaiting an Oct. 30th meeting at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The aerospace giant has invited dozens of suppliers to the meeting. Attendees… Read More

Zunum Aero is betting on better batteries tomorrow and the day after

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Pontifications: “We will develop and actionable plan to develop supply chain”

Oct. 15, 2018, © Leeham News: “With your help, we will develop actionable plans to develop the supply chain.” This was the leading message from the 5th Annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo, held Tuesday and Wednesday… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 10

October 12, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the challenges of the nacelle outlet for an SST (SuperSonic Transport). Now we will discuss SST engines and what are the key technical challenges for these… Read More

Is Blue Origin making the 737 of spaceflight?

By Dan Catchpole  danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com This article has been updated to correct an error that misstated the relative size of New Glenn’s payload. October 11, 2018, © Leeham News: Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. Air Force had selected Blue… Read More

How useful is an NMA?

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Boeing’s transition in supply chain management aims to save hundreds of millions of dollars

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Pontifications: Amazon’s quiet plans to grow its airline

Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Amazon, the giant on-line retailer, continues to move quietly to expand its Amazon Air cargo carrier, with plans to grow the airline to a size that could rival FedEx, market sources tell… Read More