MTU gets support from Pratt & Whitney to develop the WET engine

By Bjorn Fehrm November 29, 2022, © Leeham News: MTU and Pratt & Whitney presented an EU Clean Sky project today where they will develop an advanced engine concept based on the Pratt & Whitney GTF. The project… Read More

Boeing faces exodus of senior engineers in tight market for talent

Subscription Required By Bryan Corliss Nov. 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s engineering corps could become further depleted within the next few days, as union-represented engineers and technical workers at the company’s Puget Sound plants face a Wednesday… Read More

Pontifications: Airports and aviation or mass transit, conventional or high-speed rail

Nov. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Some European countries declared war on the airline industry. Authorities in The Netherlands want to put permanent caps on operations at the Amsterdam airport. The French government wants to ban most airline… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 47. eVTOL traffic

November 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We have gone through the flight principles for different eVTOLs, the critical systems such as battery systems and flight controls, their energy consumption/performance, and how green they are compared to other ways… Read More

The Boeing 767 Cross Section, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we saw the impact of using a nine-abreast economy class seating configuration on the Airbus A330neo economic performance against the Boeing 787-9. The passenger… Read More

Movie Review: Devotion

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 21, 2022, © Leeham News: The movie Devotion opens Nov. 23 in the US. Based on a true story, the movie is about the US Navy’s first African American fighter pilot (at the time,… Read More

China will accelerate development of its commercial aerospace sector

Subscription Required The second of two articles. By Scott Hamilton Nov. 21, 2022, © Leeham Co.: Western aerospace companies that invested in China face challenging times ahead in a changing trade environment. The COMAC C919 is a means… Read More

Pontifications: Some Boeing product development engineers reassigned to 737, 787 lines to fix problems

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Nov. 21, 2022, © Leeham News: When Boeing CEO David Calhoun told his audience at the Nov. 2 investors day (and all those watching on the web) that there will be no new… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 46. eVTOL comparison with helicopter

November 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: In the comments to last week’s Corner, there were requests for a comparison with a helicopter re. Sustainability (kWh/km). Here you go. I also threw in a cost of operations discussion, as… Read More

The economics of a 787-9 and A330-900 at eight or nine abreast

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Nov. 16, 2022, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we have looked at the economics of our typical long haul widebodies when fitted with normal and high-density seating. We continue this… Read More