Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 10. Where Hybrids work.

March 11, 2022, ©. Leeham News: After our articles about Serial Hybrids and Parallel Hybrids showed they were unsuitable for airliners, where do these make sense? The obvious answer is for our stop-and-go cars (as we then can… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 9P. Parallel Hybrid. The deeper discussion.

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm March 4, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a complementary article to Part 9. Parallel Hybrid. It uses Leeham Company’s Aircraft Performance Model from our consultancy practice to analyze the design of a… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 8. Serial Hybrids.

February 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a summary of the article Part 8P. Serial Hybrid, the deeper discussion. We take an ES-19 type of battery aircraft and add a range extender to avoid the inadequate range… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 7. Hybrids.

February 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Having covered batterie-based electric aircraft in the last three articles, we now move to the next ideas to improve our aircraft’s efficiency and burn less carbon-based fuels, hybrids. A word of caution… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 5. Fundamentals recap.

February 4, 2021, ©. Leeham News: We did a simple reality check on two high-profile ideas for Sustainable Air Transport last week, the Eviation Alice project and Heart Aerospace’s ES-19. We now look at energy usage when performing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 4. Reality checks.

January 28, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Having discussed where investments would be the most efficient in alleviating our Greenhouse gas problems and identified the low-hanging fruit, we now look at new technology airplanes that can improve the situation…. Read More

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

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

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