Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 34. Wrap-up.

December 17, 2021, ©. Leeham News: As we wrap up the series where we look at the monumental work you have to do to get a new aircraft type certified, we will discuss how we need several aircraft… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 33. Multi-country Certification

December 10, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Our aircraft has now achieved its first deliveries and is Entering Into Service (EIS) with our launch customer.  This covers one customer and one jurisdiction. As each country is sovereign in Airworthiness… Read More

A short history of production system development

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Dec. 6, 2021, © Leeham News: Long ago, aircraft were simple, made of steel tubing, wood, and fabric. Engineering staffs were small, and the craftsmen building them had little need for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 32. Aircraft delivery and EIS

December 3, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we went through typical problems by the start of serial production, such as weight creep and traveled work. Now we discuss the ins and outs of delivering the aircraft to… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 31. Serial Production problems

November 26, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we started our analysis of the serial production phase. If development is filled with revelations and problems to solve, production has it as well. We start this week by looking… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 30. Serial Production

November 19, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we described how we finished the testing and the process to get our Type Certificate. Now we look at the phase after Design and Production certification, the start of production,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 29. Finishing Flight tests

November 12, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at our role in creating comprehensive crew training so the aircraft can be safely operated during its lifetime. With maintenance and crew training docs and curriculums well underway… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 28. Crew training

November 5, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at our role in creating a competent maintenance activity so our aircraft can be kept airworthy throughout its operational life. The other important part of operational safety is… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 27. Maintenance competence

October 29, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs), and what roles it plays in air safety. Equally important for air safety is the qualification and training programs we design for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 26. Maintenance planning

October 22, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into Continued Operational Safety and there specifically Safety Monitoring and Reporting. Now we look at the role Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs) play in preventing the air safety… Read More