Restarting credit markets

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   April 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Companies across the globe moved quickly to draw down credit facilities or arrange new debt to get through the economic disasters brought on by COVID-19, the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 15. Carbon-neutral fuels.

March 27, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we analyze the use of carbon-neutral fuels for airliner use. Almost all variants of carbon-neutral fuels have the “drop-in” advantage, they can replace our regular jet fuel in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 14. Parallel Hybrid.

March 20, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we continue our analysis of what it means for a regional airliner to go from Turbofan propulsion to Hybrid Electric propulsion. Last week, we looked at a Serial… Read More

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

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 13. Serial Hybrid.

March 13, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we address an often forgotten aspect of Electric and Electric-Hybrid aircraft design. The battery as an energy source, as the only or assisting source, has the same weight… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 10. The problem in perspective.

February 21, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After spending several Fridays looking at different possibilities and technologies that can lower air transport’s environmental footprint we now turn the discussion to what path forward makes sense and how shall we… Read More

ATR: We’re confident in the future of turboprops

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction Executives from turboprop manufacturer ATR expressed optimism about their product range and the future of turboprops in general at last week’s Singapore Airshow. According to industry databases, ATR has 52% of the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 9. Hydrogen part 2.

February 14, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Last week we started looking at hydrogen as an alternative energy source for our air transport system. We discussed the use of hydrogen as a direct fuel replacement to jet fuel, burning… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 8. Hydrogen.

February 7, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After discussing established ways of improving the environmental footprint of our air transport system and highlighting the challenges involved with an electric/hybrid route we now look at hydrogen as an alternative energy… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 7. Efficiency of cars versus airliners.

January 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at ways to increase the fuel efficiency of our airliner and by it, improve the CO2 situation for our environment. Let’s start with understanding where we are with the… Read More