“Don’t delude the public” on environmental advances in aviation

 By Scott Hamilton Jan. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: The International Air Transport Assn’s Annual General Meeting in Boston last October focused on industry progress and goals toward a greener environment. In a fanfare series of panels and… Read More

Airbus brings BelugaST to outsized cargo market

By Bjorn Fehrm January 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Airbus has decided to bring the original Beluga fleet, BelugaST (A300 based), on the market for outsized freight transport, as the newer BelugaXL (A330 based) caters for Airbus internal… Read More

Boeing invests $450m in Wisk Aero air taxi venture

By Bjorn Fehrm January 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and Wisk Aero yesterday had a media briefing on why Boeing is extending its investment in Wisk Aero with a further $450m. The main technology is not the… Read More

Putting some reality into ecoAviation: steps *backwards*

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 25, 2022, © Leeham News: The airline industry makes a splash about setting goals to become carbon neutral by a date certain. It also set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions in absolute… Read More

Lockheed near announcing location for LMXT tanker final assembly line in US

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: Lockheed Martin (LMCO) is expected to announce as early as this month where it will assemble its LMXT aerial refueling tanker should it win the US Air Force’s KC-Y… Read More

Pontifications: A retrospective of the KC-X refueling tanker competition from Boeing’s perspective

Part 2 of the Boeing focus for the USAF Aerial Refueling Tanker Jan. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: Jim Albaugh was president of Boeing Integrated Defense System (IDS), now known as Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) during… Read More

Forecast 2022: IRKUT

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction January 24, 2022, © Leeham News: IRKUT became the Airliner company in Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation when the Superjet project was transferred from Sukhoi in February 2020. The rationale was to focus… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 3. Low hanging fruit.

January 21, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Whatever is done in terms of new Sustainable technology for the aircraft, will have a limited influence on the amount of Greenhouse gases that Air Transport emits before 2050. We will only get… Read More

Reducing one’s carbon footprint through flying choices

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Discussions about reducing commercial aviation’s carbon emissions have become more prominent over the last few years. Many projects claim that electric(-hybrid) and hydrogen aircraft will be… Read More

US 5G roll out ignores concerns for Air Transport safety

By Bjorn Fehrm January 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Despite year-long protests from the World’s airlines and the FAA, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) allows Verizon and ATT to roll out 5G base stations underneath the approach paths… Read More