Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 29. Lift + Cruise VTOLs.

July 22, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We analyzed vectored thrust VTOLs last week, like Joby Aviation’s Joby S4. Now we look at VTOLs that separate vertical and forward flight thrust generation into two different systems. Typical exponents are… Read More

Airbus prepares contrail flight tests

July 21, 2022, © Leeham News at Farnborough Air Show: Airbus is converting two Arcus high-altitude gliders to check if the contrails produced by hydrogen combustion engines create an environmental problem. The background is that experts can’t agree… Read More

The future small twin-aisle market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 21, 2022, © Leeham News: As outlined in the previous article, there are now only 46 orders for twin-aisle aircraft seating 250 or fewer passengers in long-haul cabin configuration (39 Boeing… Read More

Few orders at Farnborough Day 3

By Alex Derber (c) Airfinance Journal, July 20, 2022 The Farnborough Air Show is all but over with a few orders announced on Day 3. Airbus executives have now left the show, with no more orders expected from… Read More

Basking in Farnborough rebound, Boeing faces contract rejection at Defense unit

By Scott Hamilton July 20, 2022, © Leeham News: While Boeing is basking in an upbeat Farnborough Air Show with sizable orders for the 737 MAX, it faces the prospect of losing a key contract vote on July… Read More

Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, ATR orders at Day Two of Farnborugh

By Alex Derber (c) Airfinance Journal, July 19, 2022 Commercial aircraft – Airline investor 777 Partners placed firm orders for 30 737 Max 8200 aircraft and agreed to a further 36 commitments for the high-density Max model. The… Read More

Boeing monopolizes Day 1 at Farnborough Air Show

By Alex Derber (c) Airfinance Journal July 18, 2022: A sweltering first day at the 2022 Farnborough air show produced only a trickle of orders, with much of what was announced having been extensively trailed in recent weeks…. Read More

Boeing and Airbus make important Sustainability announcements at Farnborough.

By Bjorn Fehrm July 18, 2022, © Leeham News at Farnborough Air Show: Boeing started the Sustainability announcements by the big two by summarizing its Sustainability efforts to date and previewing Cascade, a web tool where we all… Read More

Assessing future twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 18, 2022, © Leeham News: There were 98 twin-aisle passenger aircraft deliveries in 2021, the lowest number since 1987 (90). The 2021 tally was down 73% compared to the peak of… Read More

P&W, Collins Aerospace launch hybrid-electric demonstrator

By Scott Hamilton July 18, 2022 (BST), © Leeham News: Pratt & Whitney and sister company Collins Aerospace announced the launch of a hybrid-electric technology demonstrator, it was announced today at the Farnborough Air Show. This program is… Read More