Analysts forecast traffic growth but scant profits for Indian airlines

Subscription Required By Bryan Corliss Oct. 17, 2022 © Leeham News: After sustaining major losses in their most-recent fiscal years, India’s airlines will recover in 2022. But rising fuel and labor costs, plus weak prospects for financing will… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 41. VTOL mission calculations.

October 14, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we defined the phases of an eVTOL mission that shall show us the typical range and endurance of the eVTOLs of a hybrid vectored thrust/lift and cruise eVTOL, similar to… Read More

Engine Development. Part 9. Gearbox or not?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 13, 2022, © Leeham News: In our series, we look at the development of the latest single-aisle engines. Should these be geared? What do you gain and risk with a geared… Read More

Update: Order public: federal court denies Mammoth Freighter request for preliminary injunction in trade secret theft lawsuit

By Scott Hamilton Update, Oct. 11, 2022, (c) Leeham News: The US District Court of Southern California posted its Oct. 7 order on Oct. 11 denying Mammoth Freighter’s motion for a preliminary injunction against David Dotzenroth, Sequoia Aircraft… Read More

Voltaero’s Cassio hybrid plane is “Mild”

The somewhat different hybrid-electric aircraft Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 10, 2022, © Leeham News: A French company, Voltaero, is taking a different approach to the plethora of concepts to produce a “green” aerial… Read More

Pontifications: Total life cycle impacts missing from nearly all ecoAviation discussion

Oct. 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Batteries are the best thing for the new generation of clean airplanes. Or so say those promoting the concept. However, few talk about the total life cycle of the concepts, whether eVTOL,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 40. VTOL mission.

October 7, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we discussed the reality of mass fractions for certified aircraft. There is an abundance of statistics on projects that have gone through the arduous development and certification phase, which always… Read More

Airbus predicts services will grow faster than aircraft deliveries

October 06, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus presented their 20-year Global Services Forecast (GSF) for the world’s airliner business today. It’s a complement to the aircraft Global Market Forecast (GMF) that Airbus presented in July. The services business… Read More

Engine Development. Part 8. Throttle push or not?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 6, 2022, © Leeham News: The early years of 2000 saw new engine programs launched for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus response, the A350. Substantial differences in the life… Read More

EASA: SAF production must increase dramatically to meet climate goals

Subscription Required By BRYAN CORLISS Oct. 3, 2022, © Leeham News: Aviation is “a key vulnerable economic sector that is only in the early stage of adaptation to climate change,” according to a new report from EASA, the… Read More