The true cost of Electric Aircraft. Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the cost of running an electric 19 seat airliner based on energy stored in batteries. We found the energy costs were… Read More

Here’s why China needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. July 7, 2021, © Leeham News: China’s government policy of operating commercial aircraft that generally are no more than 12-15 years old means the carriers face a replacement bubble that the… Read More

Exclusive: Mitsubishi ponders restarting CRJ production

By Scott Hamilton July 6, 2021, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi is considering restarting production of the discontinued CRJ, LNA confirmed with multiple sources. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries discontinued production with the completion of the last of the small backlog… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About SSTs

Scott Hamilton and Pontifications are taking the day off. July 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Development of small supersonic transports (SSTs) seemed, for a time, a fad. Three companies announced plans to develop an SST business jet with… Read More

Asia-Pacific airline recovery held back by slow vaccination, border closures

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  July 5, 2021, © Leeham News: The passenger air travel recovery from COVID-19 has been wildly uneven, even between neighboring countries. Most countries with large domestic markets have seen dramatic rebounds in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part10. What aircraft to develop.

July 2, 2021, ©. Leeham News: It’s time to start our aircraft project, where we discuss aircraft development from preliminary planning to fleet support and look at how the certification rules influence our work. The first part of… Read More

Eviation announces firm configuration for battery-powered 9-seater

By Bryan Corliss July 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Seattle-area electric aircraft builder Eviation revealed Thursday that it has reached firm design configuration for its battery-powered, nine-seater Alice aircraft. The announcement – which typically would signify that Eviation… Read More

The true cost of Electric Aircraft

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 1, 2021, © Leeham News: In our Friday Corners, we analyze the development challenges of aircraft. We will launch a concrete project Friday where we intend to develop a 19 seat… Read More