Pontifications: Embraer’s strategy for the TPNG

Oct. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: It was October 2015 when Bjorn Fehrm and I first went to San Jose de Campos to visit Embraer’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed then was the prospect of developing a new… Read More

Air freight demand explosion: a long-term trend?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction October 18, 2021, © Leeham News: Much ink has been spilled over the surge in demand that has washed over every corner of the cargo world: air, sea, road, and rail. Amazon… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 25. Safety monitoring and reporting

October 15, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the activities around Continued Airworthiness that we have to do during development and flight testing of our aircraft. As described, the majority of accidents for aircraft are attributed… Read More

With high cargo prices, will airlines fly larger aircraft in their widebody fleets?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we’ve seen that the present cargo crunch and high yields will influence what aircraft variants airlines purchase. Models that are too large… Read More

The Regional Aircraft Fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: The regional aircraft market, defined as aircraft seating 100 or fewer passengers in standard configurations, has fewer OEM players than before. Embraer’s E175-E2 The Bombardier CRJ,… Read More

Pontifications: Biofuels, hydrogen, batteries are nice but far in the future. Solution exists now.

Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: EcoAviation was the Number One topic at the Oct. 3-5 IATA AGM in Boston. IATA, the International Air Transport Assn., set a number of lofty goals to remove carbon emissions from commercial… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 24. Parallel Activities

October 8, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we described how we conduct the Certification Flight Test together with the Regulator. Before we describe our path to completion of our flight test program, we need to pause for… Read More

Is the cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant? Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 7, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we could see today’s high cargo prices can motivate a 325 seat Airbus A350-900 even though the passenger load on the routes… Read More

Pontifications: Upping the game in eco Aviation

Oct. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: The pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the commercial aviation industry continues to increase. Two weeks ago, Airbus hosted a day-and-a-half media event promoting its vision of moving toward decarbonizing aviation…. Read More

IATA AGM: Airplanes, engines SAF capable coming; feedstock lags by years

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Oct. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Engine and airframe makers are well on their way to becoming fully capable of using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). But the industries providing SAF are way… Read More