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

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. Battery risks.

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. More electric aircraft.

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 9. Hydrogen part 2.

February 14, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Last week we started looking at hydrogen as an alternative energy source for our air transport system. We discussed the use of hydrogen as a direct fuel replacement to jet fuel, burning… 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 e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 7. Efficiency of cars versus airliners.

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

Leasing industry sees a role in airline sustainability work

By Bjorn Fehrm January 22, 2020, ©. Leeham News, Dublin: The yearly Air Finance Journal conference finished its second day with a Q&A with the top executives of the Leasing industry. The Leasing companies buy 40% of all… Read More

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

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. Part 1. Hype versus reality.

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: We should fly like geese to save fuel and CO2

By Bjorn Fehrm November 19, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus presented a real innovative idea yesterday at the Dubai Air Show to reduce the environmental footprint of civil air transport. In the future we should fly like geese,… Read More