NTSB issues critique of Ethiopia’s final report of Boeing 737 MAX 2019 crash

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 27, 2022, © Leeham News: The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today issued a critique of the newly released final investigation report of the Ethiopian government of the March 10, 2019, crash of… Read More

HOTR: Some changes coming to LNA in January

Leeham News in addition to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, may now be found on Post.news here and on Mastodon here. Dec. 27, 2022, © Leeham News: There will be some changes coming to Leeham News on Jan. 1,… Read More

Pontifications: LNA’s Top 10 stories of 2022

Dec. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: This year has been a year of recovery. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery from shortages in the supply chain, layoffs during the pandemic and from financial losses. Boeing continues to struggle… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

By Scott Hamilton Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, my family would occasionally trek down to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry at Christmas time. The main attraction then was not all the very cool stuff in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 51. eVTOL wrap.

December 23, 2022, ©. Leeham News: After 25 articles about the eVTOL, it’s time for a wrap. We have looked at most aspects of this new form of air transportation, including how sustainable it is. Today we summarize… Read More

Universal Hydrogen’s ATR72 Project

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Dec. 22, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we wrote about Universal Hydrogen’s (UH2) plans to fly a hydrogen-fueled demonstrator aircraft in early 2023, followed by a certified conversion kit for an ATR72… Read More

HOTR: Supply chain hurts A220 assembly flow, big push to meet year-end delivery target

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus’ woes with the A320 family production line are widely reported. So are Boeing’s woes with the 737 line. Less well reported are the woes Airbus has… Read More

Suppliers expect Boeing to increase 787 rates next year

Subscription Required By Bryan Corliss Dec. 19, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing suppliers are planning to increase their output to support the OEM’s plan to deliver five new-built 787s a month at some point in 2023. Boeing wants… Read More

Pontifications: Nope, not convinced about Boom’s new entrant engine plans

Dec. 19, 2022, © Leeham News: Nope. Not convinced. Boom’s CEO Blake Scholl last week announced that he’s put together a group of three companies to work with his firm to design an engine for his Overture supersonic… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 50. eVTOL production volumes.

December 16, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the production costs of our typical eVTOL. We could see that it was far higher than Joby’s assumption of $1.3m for the S4, about three times higher… Read More