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

The Small Airliner Problem, Part 7. How affected are Green airliners?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 8, 2023, © Leeham News: We have analyzed the costs factors that make up Cash Operating Cost, COC (Fuel, Maintenance, Airway/Airport fees, Crew costs), and how these vary with different size airliners…. Read More

Pontifications: “The need for radical fuel improvements will only increase over time.”

May 30, 2023, © Leeham News: “The need for radical fuel improvements will only increase over time.” That’s the definitive conclusion of Arjan Hegeman, GE Aerospace’s general manager of advanced technology. GE is working on Performance Improvement Packages… Read More

The Small Airliner problem, Part 2

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2023, © Leeham News: We started a series about the viability of the business plans for small airliners (nine to 50 seats) last week in the light of a continuing decline… Read More

The Small Airliner Problem

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 20, 2023, © Leeham News: New Sustainable aircraft projects, for economical reasons, target small airliner types as first projects and then, after proving the concept, to move up in size. The number… Read More

Pontifications: Technical challenges for UAMs, et al, only part of the problems

March 28, 2023, © Leeham News: Technical challenges for alternative energy aircraft are daunting. Urban Air Mobility, Advanced Air Mobility, eVTOLs, batteries, hydrogen, hybrids—this list goes on. Advances are reaching a point where some of the concepts in… Read More

Embraer deliveries surge; executives proclaim rebound from Covid, failed merger

By Bryan Corliss Subscription required March 13, 2023, © Leeham News — Embraer executives said last week that the company is on a flight path to growth after weathering two major storms in 2020. “As we have said,… Read More

CFM to increase LEAP production 50% this year, GE Aerospace executives say

Subscription Required By Bryan Corliss March 10, 2023, © Leeham News – GE Aerospace executives said Thursday that production of LEAP engines will increase 50% this year to meet increased demand from Boeing and Airbus.  LEAP engines, which… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 58. Summary Part 2.

February 17, 2023, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we summarized that SAF is the short-term solution for GreenHouse Gas (GHG) reduction for Air Transport, and hydrogen is the longer-term solution for up to medium-haul flights. What about battery… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 57. Summary

February 10, 2023, ©. Leeham News: We started the present series around Sustainable Air Transport on the 7th of January 2022, more than a year ago. During this time, we have covered a lot of subjects regarding the… Read More