Bjorn’s Corner: Pitch stability, Part 2

November 30, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Last week we started a series on pitch stability of aircraft. It has actuality as the reason Boeing introduced the now well-known MCAS (Maneuver Characteristic Augmentation System) was to improve the pitch… Read More

Is Airbus working on a 200t A330neo Regional?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 29, 2018, © Leeham News.: Bloomberg wrote in the week Airbus is bringing out a 200 tonnes version of the A330neo as a counterstroke to the NMA. Having checked the characteristic… Read More

Indonesian authorities release preliminary Lion Air crash report

By Bjorn Fehrm November 28, 2018, © Leeham News.: The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has released the preliminary report about the fatal flight Lion Air LNI610. The report is 78 pages and gives added information in… Read More

Airbus’ A320neo Plus, A350neo and new single-aisle airplane

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 26, 2018, © Leeham News: There are few secrets that stay secret for long in commercial aviation. Airplane concepts are discussed with customers. Information must be shared with suppliers. And then there’s the manufacturer’s… Read More

Pontifications: Transitions, clearing the decks and turmoil at Airbus

Nov. 26, 2018, © Leeham News: With the naming of CFO and COO officers-in-waiting, Airbus Group has completed the extreme makeover of its executive ranks. The full transition won’t be complete until April. It’s widely been reported that… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Pitch stability

November 23, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the spring I ran a series of Corners which dealt with aircraft stability on a basic level (April 13 to June 8). It covered the aircraft’s basic stability modes in normal… Read More

Delta orders more A330-900, pushes out A350-900

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 22, 2018, © Leeham News.: Delta and Airbus announced Friday; Delta will increase its A330-900 order from 25 to 35 aircraft and push out 10 ordered A350-900 five years, to 2025-2026…. Read More

Automation reduces foreign advantages over US

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 19, 2018, © Leeham News: The move toward increasing automation makes US more competitive than moving work to other countries, an expert in industrial efficiencies said last week at a meeting sponsored by the… Read More

Pontifications: A fresh look at the world’s worst aviation accident

Nov. 19, 2018, © Leeham News: Collision on Tenerife is a new book that dissects the worst accident in aviation history, the collision between two Boeing 747s operated by Pan American World Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 15. Wrap-up.

November 16, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last 14 Corners we have discussed the challenges facing the new SuperSonic Transport (SST) projects, 50 years after the Concorde took flight. The challenges facing projects from Aerion Supersonic, Boom… Read More