Universal Hydrogen could be first with Hydrogen Airliner

Subscription required By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm Dec. 15, 2022, © Leeham News: Universal Hydrogen (UH2) is perhaps weeks away from its first flight of a demonstrator that equips a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 with tanks… Read More

UPDATE: Boom announces engine partners for proposed supersonic jet

By Bryan Corliss Dec. 13, © Leeham News: Boom Supersonic announced this morning that it will team with three partners, including a division of GE, to create engines for use specifically on its proposed Overture passenger transport. “Developing… Read More

United orders 100 Boeing 787s, 100 Boeing 737s, defers Airbus A350 again

Dec. 13, 2022, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced a massive order for 100 Boeing 787s and 100 Boeing 737 MAXes. Sub-types weren’t announced. Neither were the engine types for the 787s, which are powered by either… Read More

How much can China’s traffic growth slow? A look at Japan

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Dec. 12, 2022, © Leeham News: The Chinese commercial aviation market is now the second largest in the world after the United States. Growth has been very robust in recent decades, and… Read More

Pontifications: The Queen is Dead. Long live the Queen.

Dec. 12, 2022, © Leeham News: The 1,574th Boeing 747 rolled off the production line last Tuesday. The last one, after 53 years of continuous production. The iconic aircraft was known as the Queen of the Skies. The… Read More

HOTR: Tuesday’s Boeing announcement may give indication of A350 future at United

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 9, 2022, © Leeham News: The engine selection on a big Boeing 787 to be announced Tuesday may be the most definitive signal yet of what United Airlines will do with its… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 49. eVTOL production costs.

December 9, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a summary of the article Part 49P, eVTOL production costs. It discusses the production costs of our typical eVTOL (Figure 1) and its drain on the OEM’s finances. New aircraft… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 49P. eVTOL production costs. The deeper discussion.

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm December 9, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a complementary article to Part 49, eVTOL production costs. It discusses the typical production costs of a certified eVTOL when produced in large quantities. eVTOLs… Read More

HOTR: Big airplane orders race toward year end

Dec. 8, 2022, © Leeham News: A year-end aircraft order rush will benefit Airbus and Boeing, according to what LNA is hearing. Air India Airbus appears in line to win 50-100 A350 orders from Air India. Boeing appears… Read More

The Economics of the 767 and A330 at Seven and Eight abreast

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Dec. 8, 2022, © Leeham News: In a previous article, we started speculating what an NMA type of aircraft would look like based on a Boeing 767 cross-section. An airliner’s cross-section decides… Read More