Bjorn’s Corner: New engine development. Part 7. Open Rotor Propulsive Efficiency

May 10, 2024, ©. Leeham News: We do an article series about engine development. The aim is to understand why engine development now has longer timelines than airframe development and carries larger risks of product maturity problems. To… Read More

Airbus should tread carefully

Airbus announces is 2023 earnings on Feb. 15. Subscription Required  By the Leeham News Team  Analysis Feb. 12, 2024, © Leeham News: United Airlines has reportedly been looking to Airbus to replace the Boeing 737 Max 10s that… Read More

2024 Outlook: A Mixed Bag for Propulsion OEMs

Subscription Required By Chris Sloan and Gordon Smith January 11, 2033, © Leeham News: In 2023, a slew of problems plagued propulsion providers, with Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engine and supply-chain shortcomings grabbing the bulk of negative headlines… Read More

Q3 Earnings: GE Aerospace “Leaps” Forward With Stellar Results, Pure Play Powerplant Provider On Track for Q1 2024

By Chris Sloan Oct. 24, 2023, © Leeham News – GE spooled up high-thrust third-quarter earnings with consensus-topping results in sales, margins, and EPS in all three of its segments, led by Aerospace. The engine-marker delivered double-digit growth… Read More

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

Editor’s Note: As Airbus and Boeing consider new airplanes, their current generation aircraft are plagued with technical issues. The engines on the A320neo and 737 MAX families continue to have problems years after entry into service. The Boeing… Read More

Pontifications: NASA pulls the plug on electric airplanes

Some odds and ends after three weeks on the road. NASA pulls the plug on electric airplane research. NASA and Boeing’s Transonic Truss Brace Wing contract. Engines and the TTBW. July 18, 2023, © Leeham News: When NASA… Read More

Boeing’s Calhoun: Be patient for a new airplane

By Scott Hamilton June 1, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO David Calhoun remains upbeat about the company’s future despite occasional setbacks and a struggling defense unit. But in a media briefing on May 30 in advance of… Read More

UPDATE: GE reports double-digit growth for first quarter

By Bryan Corliss April 25, 2023, © Leeham News – GE reported generating its first free cash flow in a decade, along with double-digit growth in orders, revenue, and operating profit, amid what it called a “robust” market… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 9. Engine core advances

April 21, 2023, ©. Leeham News: This is a summary of the article New aircraft technologies. Part 9P. Engine core advances. The article discusses how developments for the next-generation airliner engine cores will increase the thermal efficiency of… 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