Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 51. eVTOL wrap.

December 23, 2022, ©. Leeham News: After 25 articles about the eVTOL, it’s time for a wrap. We have looked at most aspects of this new form of air transportation, including how sustainable it is. Today we summarize… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 50. eVTOL production volumes.

December 16, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the production costs of our typical eVTOL. We could see that it was far higher than Joby’s assumption of $1.3m for the S4, about three times higher… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 49. eVTOL production costs.

December 9, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a summary of the article Part 49P, eVTOL production costs. It discusses the production costs of our typical eVTOL (Figure 1) and its drain on the OEM’s finances. New aircraft… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 49P. eVTOL production costs. The deeper discussion.

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm December 9, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a complementary article to Part 49, eVTOL production costs. It discusses the typical production costs of a certified eVTOL when produced in large quantities. eVTOLs… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 48. eVTOL traffic management

December 2, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we started looking at the air traffic problem of eVTOLs. The rulemaking on how these shall avoid running into each other, other aircraft, and drones outside controlled airspace is not… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 47. eVTOL traffic

November 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We have gone through the flight principles for different eVTOLs, the critical systems such as battery systems and flight controls, their energy consumption/performance, and how green they are compared to other ways… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 46. eVTOL comparison with helicopter

November 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: In the comments to last week’s Corner, there were requests for a comparison with a helicopter re. Sustainability (kWh/km). Here you go. I also threw in a cost of operations discussion, as… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 45. eVTOL, how green?

November 11, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We have spent some 50 articles going through the new air transport category, eVTOL, or electrically propelled Vertical TakeOff and Landing vehicles. They promise to replace the helicopter for local air transport… Read More

How Boeing can pursue new airplane sooner than 2030 decade

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Nov. 7, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing is methodically working through the full return of the 737 MAX to service, a process that will continue to early 2025 to clear the stored inventory…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 44. eVTOL operating costs.

November 4, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This is a summary of the article Part 44P, eVTOL operating costs. It discusses the operational costs of a typical eVTOL flying a feeder mission from a city center to an airport…. Read More