Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 4

July 21, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will start looking at the mass of the different components in a hybrid electric propulsion system compared with a classical turbofan propulsion. Our propulsion project is for a regional… Read More

Resurgence for ERJ-145

Note: Nov. 24 and 25 are Thanksgiving Holidays in the US. Our next post will be Monday. Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 23, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The 50-seat regional jet market is dead. That’s the conventional wisdom. Well,… Read More

Embraer CEO interview: oil prices, Brazil’s economy, China

Paulo Cesar, president and CEO of Embraer’s commercial aviation unit. Photo via Google images. Subscription required Introduction Part 3 Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co. It’s only been three months since the Paris Air Show and there have… Read More

Outsourcing focus of Boeing report, but misses bigger picture; IAM vote aftermath; Boeing’s 2013

A long article (10 pages when printed) discusses the pitfalls Boeing had by outsourcing so much work on the 787. This much is not new. The point the article raises–transferring technology and the potential decline of US aerospace… Read More