Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 16. Thrust generation

April 22, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we examined propulsion system alternatives and their principal advantages and disadvantages. Now we go deeper into these alternatives. All propulsion systems for aircraft use a propulsion device like a propeller… Read More

Pontifications: Rolls-Royce and the Next Boeing Airplane

April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: The aviation industry is waiting to see what Boeing will do when it comes to a new airplane. The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), whatever form it takes, will largely be driven by… Read More

An uneven financial recovery among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 28, 2022, © Leeham News: In an article last year, LNA highlighted the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the financials of commercial aviation OEMs. Most recorded sizable losses and… Read More

Pontifications: Bringing some reality on electric airplanes

Nov. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: The momentum and press about electric airplanes is spinning out of control. Earlier this month, there was an article from one of the most respected news organizations by a reporter who apparently… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s production system of the future

Nov. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing executives have been hinting for years about the production transformation the company sees as critical to the Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), no matter what form it takes. Boeing’s effort, begun under… Read More

De-carbonisation of air transport is ON

By Bjorn Fehrm July 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week was a game-changing week for air transport. Three events synchronized to trigger it. EU presented 13 policies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with concrete… Read More

The A350, Part 9: The A350-1000 versus 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   March 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we started analyzing the Airbus A350-1000 and compared it with the Boeing 777-300ER. We now fly the airplanes on a demanding route, close to… Read More

The engine manufacturers worst hit by the pandemic

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is shaking the air travel and airliner manufacturing industries like no crisis before. More than 9/11, the oil crisis of 1973 or… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777X or 777-300ER? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 7, 2020, © Leeham News: With the Covid-19 pandemic depressing passenger traffic for years to come, we started an analysis last week on the options the airlines have who wait for… Read More

“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More