Environment and aviation, a gap between aspirations and reality

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Talks about climate change and the need to reduce human-induced carbon emissions are nowadays a daily occurrence in Western media. After years of faster-than-trend growth in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 3. Open rotor revisited.

January 3, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We continue our series why e in ePlane shall stand for environment and not electric. Our target is to lower air transport’s environmental footprint and we can achieve this more efficiently by… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 2. Fly shorter routes.

December 20, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue our series why e in ePlane shall stand for environment and not electric. If our target is to lower the environmental footprint from air transport we must have a target… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment. Part 1. Hype versus reality.

December 13, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The first all-electric commercial aircraft, a Harbor Air DHC-2 Beaver, flew over the Fraser River near Vancouver in the week (Figure 1). It was powered by a magniX electric engine fed with… Read More

Airbus CEO says the airline industry must cut carbon emission with 50% by 2050

By Bjorn Fehrm  June 18, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus new management team has set the company ambitious targets for the future. These not only describe how to develop and produce new, more competitive airliners but also defines… Read More

Zunum Aero is betting on better batteries tomorrow and the day after

By Dan Catchpole danieljcatchpole(at)gmail(dot)com Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 15, 2018, © Leeham News: Battery technology today leaves a lot to be desired. The energy density of even the most advanced batteries are a sliver of the density in… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 25, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the second article about the new Chinese/Russian widebody, CR929, we looked at the size of the aircraft and its passenger capacity. The CR929 can be… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape: Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 18, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the first article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, the CR929, we described the route to a joint program company and the launch of the project. We… Read More

Interview with Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier: Airbus and innovation

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction 18 Jan 2015: When visiting Toulouse last week we got the opportunity to talk to Airbus CEO, Fabrice Bregiér, on one of his pet subjects: the need for Airbus to be more innovative…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 19. Test rigs for ground and air use

September 3, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the Certification Compliance Planning we do concurrently with Detailed Design, Figure 1. It’s now time for us to work on our Test rigs and systems for ground… Read More