Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 14.

March 20, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we continue our analysis of what it means for a regional airliner to go from Turbofan propulsion to Hybrid Electric propulsion. Last week, we looked at a Serial… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 13.

March 13, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we address an often forgotten aspect of Electric and Electric-Hybrid aircraft design. The battery as an energy source, as the only or assisting source, has the same weight… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 12.

March 6, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We use this week’s Corner to discuss the safety hazards a change to an Electric or Hybrid-Electric airliner introduces. The trigger is two battery fires in six weeks for the electric aircraft… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 11.

February 28, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at technology developments that make sense, and can deliver real improvements in the near future. We start in this Corner with what more electric aircraft and engines can bring.

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 8.

February 7, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After discussing established ways of improving the environmental footprint of our air transport system and highlighting the challenges involved with an electric/hybrid route we now look at hydrogen as an alternative energy… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 7.

January 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at ways to increase the fuel efficiency of our airliner and by it, improve the CO2 situation for our environment. Let’s start with understanding where we are with the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 5.

January 17, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We continue our series why e in ePlane shall stand for environment and not electric, where we now examine the gains with electric/hybrid distributed propulsion systems. We started last week with the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, not electric. Part 1.

December 13, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The first all-electric commercial aircraft, a Harbor Air DHC-2 Beaver, flew over the Fraser River near Vancouver in the week (Figure 1). It was powered by a magniX electric engine fed with… Read More

Airbus CEO says the airline industry must cut carbon emission with 50% by 2050

By Bjorn Fehrm  June 18, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus new management team has set the company ambitious targets for the future. These not only describe how to develop and produce new, more competitive airliners but also defines… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why hybrid cars work and hybrid airliners have challenges

June 14, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In last week’s Corner we discussed why aircraft with batteries as an energy source will be short ranged for decades to come. The battery energy density is too low and it won’t… Read More