Boeing shows off new Additive Manufacturing facility, a key to future aerospace

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing last week officially celebrated the opening of its Boeing Additive Manufacturing plant (BAM) in the small suburb of Algona (WA), east of Tacoma. BAM opened just at the… Read More

UPDATED: All-electric Eviation Alice takes 1st flight

By Bryan Corliss Sept. 27, 2022 © Leeham News: The battery-powered Eviation Alice has flown for the first time. The nine-seat aircraft, powered by twin electric propeller motors assembled by Eviation’s sister company, magniX, rotated up and took… Read More

Achieving net zero carbon is a promise you can keep: P&W’s Webb

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Sept. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is nearing the next step in support of dramatically cutting emissions by airlines and the aviation industry. Graham Webb “ICAO has… Read More

Pontifications: Single-pilot jetliners OK for cargo, not yet for passenger airplanes

Sept. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: I sat down with Fred Smith, the founder and now executive chairman of FedEx, on Sept. 15 at the US Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Summit. The first article appears here. The balance… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 38. Piloting the VTOL

September 23, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into the hardware needed for the Flight Control System (FCS) of the eVTOLs in development. We could see the redundancy of the FCS had to be extensive as… Read More

Engine Development. Part 6. High Bypass goes mainstream

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 22, 2022, © Leeham News: With the introduction of the High Bypass engine for the Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed Tristar, it was obvious Pratt & Whitney’s low bypass engines… Read More

Boeing shows FedEx concepts for 787F and NMA-F

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: FedEx last week withdrew its previous financial guidance for the year on a revised analysis. Now, the company says, revenues will be about $500m less for air operations and… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 2

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham Company LLC Sept.  19, 2022, © Leeham News: In the first article last week, we focused on the differences in market outlook assumptions between Airbus and Boeing. Despite similar levels… Read More

Pontifications: No engines, billions shy, devastating enviro analysis, Boom’s CEO still exudes optimism

Sept. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Blake Scholl, the founder and CEO of Boom, the start-up company, continued to paint an optimistic picture about the Overture Supersonic Transport. He told the US Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Summit last… Read More

HOTR: MAX 7 and 10 certification; ecoAviation and the missing life cycles

By the Leeham News Team Sept. 18, 2022, © Leeham News: LNA last week attended the US Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Summit in Washington (DC). We’ll have a series of full reports in the coming weeks. Here are… Read More