The Exception to the Green Propulsion Rule

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm November 30, 2023, © Leeham News: The interest in Green alternative propulsion for airliners started in earnest at Farnborough Air Show 2014, where Airbus flew the E-Fan battery-electric aircraft. What followed was a… Read More

Maintenance cost, availability are growing concerns for OEMs, airlines

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins November 7, 2023, © Leeham News: Maintenance costs and lead times have been a growing topic in aviation circles and financial markets since last month’s Aviation Week MRO Europe conference in Amsterdam. Wage… Read More

Pontifications: “We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Editor’s Note: As Airbus and Boeing consider new airplanes, their current generation aircraft are plagued with technical issues. The engines on the A320neo and 737 MAX families continue to have problems years after entry into service. The Boeing… Read More

eVTOL operator profitability: an elusive dream?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Sept. 25, 2023, © Leeham News: As the hype grows around electric-powered short-haul air mobility, questions linger around the industry’s ability to be profitable without government subsidy. LNA’s Bjorn Fehrm has written extensively… Read More

Pontifications: Moonshot for engines for Next Boeing Airplane may have to wait

Sept. 12, 2023, © Leeham News: The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA) may be a moonshot for CEO David Calhoun, but airlines will probably be reluctant to take a moonshot on the next new engine. Service issues with the… Read More

The Small Airliner Problem, Part 10. Cash costs for a battery-based airliner

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm July 6, 2023, © Leeham News: In our series on costs factors that make up Cash Operating Cost for a battery-based airliner with range extenders, we now add Crew costs and Airport/Airway fees…. Read More

The Small Airliner Problem, Part 9. Maintenance costs for battery airliners with range extenders

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 29, 2023, © Leeham News: In our series on fundamental costs factors that make up Cash Operating Cost, COC (Fuel, Maintenance, Airway/Airport fees, Crew costs) for new Green airliners, we have analyzed… Read More

What’s the Green aviation news at Paris 2023?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 22, 2023, © Leeham News: Every announcement from aircraft deals, OEM updates, or supply chain news now has the words Sustainable/Sustainability injected in every second sentence. It doesn’t matter what the subject… Read More

Day One at Paris: Airbus lands record IndiGo deal for 500 A320s

By Bryan Corliss Monday, June 19, 2023, © Leeham News – Airbus landed a huge but widely expected order for 500 A320s from Indian carrier IndiGo, as the 2023 Paris Air Show got underway Monday. Analysts had issued… Read More

The Small Airliner Problem, Part 8. A battery-based airliner

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 15, 2023, © Leeham News: In our series on fundamental costs factors that make up Cash Operating Cost, COC (Fuel, Maintenance, Airway/Airport fees, Crew costs), we have started analyzing if the size… Read More