Regulators need to understand realities, complexities of achieving ecoAviation goals

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Dec. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Battery power. Hybrid-battery. Hydrogen. Hydrogen-hybrid. Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Boeing’s 777 ecoDemonstrator. Boeing launched the ecoD program 10 years ago. Credit: Boeing. Whatever the path chosen by the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 26. VTOLs.

July 1, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we finished our discussions around Fuel Cell-based airliners using hydrogen as fuel. We could see the technology has true zero emissions, but the maturity of the many parts needed (hydrogen… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 25. High Temperature Fuel Cell-based 70-seat airliner

June 24, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we discussed how a High Temperature Fuel Cell (HTFC) could improve the installation of a propulsion system in our 70-seat airliner. We now add this variant to the systems we… Read More

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