Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 10

September 27, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we started a discussion about the need for stability augmentation systems last week… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction  September 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We started an analysis of what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats last week, where we compared Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus A220-300…. Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus’ A220-300 for the 120 to 150 seat segment?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction September 19, 2019, ©. Leeham News: What aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats, Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300? After discussions with Airbus’ Rob Dewar at the Paris Airshow,… Read More

Milestone for Embraer with the E195-E2

Sept. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer passed a milestone last week with the delivery of the first E195-E2, to Azul Airlines of Brazil. The airplane is the largest Embraer has designed. It’s bigger than the KC-390 tanker-transport…. Read More

Pontifications: Spirit Air reveals new seats at Apex

Sept. 16, 2019, © Leeham News: Los Angeles—Spirit Airlines, a US ultra-low-cost carrier, is upgrading its passenger seating experience, the airline’s CEO announced last week at the Apex Expo 2019 event. Ted Christie unveiled new designs for its… Read More

WTO clears US for $10bn in tariffs in Airbus subsidy case

Sept. 14, 2019, © Leeham News: The World Trade organization Friday concluded that the US may impose up to $10bn in tariffs against the European Union as a final result of the 15-year trade dispute over Airbus subsidies…. Read More

Airbus touts Airspace, Internet of Things at APEX convention

Sept. 13, 2019, © Leeham News, Los Angeles: Airbus is expanding its Airspace interior look to the A321LR and A321XLR, providing a common theme with its widebody A330neo and A350 family members. The OEM is also launching the… Read More

A321 accounts for 50%+ of future deliveries; few production gaps

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: More than half the Airbus A320 family scheduled for delivery over the next four years will be the A321neo, according to an analysis performed by LNA. Airbus is sold… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 7.

September 6, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we discussed the flight control laws which are implemented with classical flight controls… Read More

Opportunity and challenges of a 787-10ER, Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 5, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we examined how a longer-range model of Boeing’s 787-10 would look like. We designed a 787-10ER version (ER for Extended Range) by increasing the… Read More