Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 6. Energy consumption.

February 11, 2022, ©. Leeham News: In a sister article, Part 6P. Energy consumption, the deeper discussion we use Leeham’s Aircraft Performance Model from our consulting practice to generate the aeronautical energy consumption for aircraft like Eviation’s Alice… Read More

Forecast 2022: Sustainability

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction February 7, 2022, © Leeham News: The year that passed was when Sustainability broke through the walls of “I’m not convinced we have a problem” and “If so, what shall we do… 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

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

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

Hydrogen, electric and hybrid alternatives not here yet

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Commercial aviation has had 70 years to use jet fuel safely. It’s unclear how long it will take to reach the same level of safety with hydrogen, say Boeing…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 2. Ecosystem.

July 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliner use we begin by looking at the needed ecosystem that can produce and distribute Hydrogen. When I was skeptical about hydrogen… Read More

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

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 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

Zunum Aero is betting on better batteries tomorrow and the day after

By Dan Catchpole danieljcatchpole(at)gmail(dot)com Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 15, 2018, © Leeham News: Battery technology today leaves a lot to be desired. The energy density of even the most advanced batteries are a sliver of the density in… Read More