Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 2. The problem to solve?

January 14, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Before we dig into the different alternatives we have for more Sustainable Air Transport, let’s look at the problem and its sources. Figure 1 shows the emissions of CO2 per person since… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 1. A deeper look.

January 7, 2021, ©. Leeham News: We finished a 34 article series before Christmas about the enormous work involved to get a new aircraft certified for passenger transport. It was a background article series to the one we… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 11. The Program Plan.

July 9, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Now that we have done the basic market research we should scope the program. To do this we need to understand what aircraft we will develop and to what certification rules. Our… Read More

The true cost of Electric Aircraft. Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the cost of running an electric 19 seat airliner based on energy stored in batteries. We found the energy costs were… Read More

The true cost of Electric Aircraft

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 1, 2021, © Leeham News: In our Friday Corners, we analyze the development challenges of aircraft. We will launch a concrete project Friday where we intend to develop a 19 seat… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 32. Wrap-up: Going forward

April 9, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week we made a summary of the history of initiatives for sustainable aviation, now we look at the likely developments over the next 10 years. What is the likely development for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 31. Wrap-up: Where we stand

April 2, 2021, ©. Leeham News: It’s time to wrap up our series on the hydrogen airliner alternative for Sustainable Commercial Aviation. We review the status for sustainable aviation as of today, then look at the future next… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Sustainable Air Transport

Feb. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Electrically powered aircraft. Or hybrids. Or bio-fuels. Or hydrogen. These are the alternative suggested by environmentalists and industry to reduce carbon emissions by the airlines. Which makes sense? Which is practical? Today’s… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 24. Propulsion choice

February 12, 2021, ©. Leeham News: After covering the basics of fuel cells last week in our hydrogen airliner series, we now look at what type of system to choose for aircraft propulsion and onboard systems power. We… Read More

Airbus, Boeing diverge on technology for next new airplane

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing are diverging on paths for a sustainable, reduced emissions strategy for the next new airplanes. The stakes are high: billions of dollars in… Read More