Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 38. Piloting the VTOL

September 23, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into the hardware needed for the Flight Control System (FCS) of the eVTOLs in development. We could see the redundancy of the FCS had to be extensive as… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Pitch stability, Part 7

Jan. 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We have covered the pitch stability for an airliner including some well know problems around deep stall. We now continue with other frequent problems as the aircraft covers a large envelope in speed… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Embraer’s Fly-by-wire approach

08 April 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Two weeks ago we discussed the advantages of a Fly-By-Wire (FBW) system which uses feedback based flight laws. We discussed the fact that aircraft OEMs can get the desired FBW handling characteristics with… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Flying revisited

April 09, 2015; I’m up for a challenge in the next weeks: I’ve been invited to fly an airliner. Having flown 14 aircraft types before it shouldn’t be so big news if it wasn’t for none of those types… Read More

Fly By Wire: US Airways 1549

We’ve just finished reading “Fly By Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson,” by William Langewiesche. It’s about US Airways 1549, the Airbus A320 pilot by Chelsey Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles, forced to make an… Read More