What’s the Green aviation news at Paris 2023?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 22, 2023, © Leeham News: Every announcement from aircraft deals, OEM updates, or supply chain news now has the words Sustainable/Sustainability injected in every second sentence. It doesn’t matter what the subject… Read More

The Small Airliner Problem, Part 8. A battery-based airliner

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 15, 2023, © Leeham News: In our series on fundamental costs factors that make up Cash Operating Cost, COC (Fuel, Maintenance, Airway/Airport fees, Crew costs), we have started analyzing if the size… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 58. Summary Part 2.

February 17, 2023, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we summarized that SAF is the short-term solution for GreenHouse Gas (GHG) reduction for Air Transport, and hydrogen is the longer-term solution for up to medium-haul flights. What about battery… Read More

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