Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 30. Mixed architectures.

August 4, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This week, we look at two eVTOLs that don’t fit the terminology we use; Multicopters, Vectored thrust, or Lift and Cruise. The Vertical VX4 and Archer Maker are Lift and Cruise designs,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 29. Lift + Cruise VTOLs.

July 22, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We analyzed vectored thrust VTOLs last week, like Joby Aviation’s Joby S4. Now we look at VTOLs that separate vertical and forward flight thrust generation into two different systems. Typical exponents are… 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