Pontifications: Small Mississippi airport plays key role in state’s aerospace industry

Nov. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: One of my stops during my October visit along the I-10 corridor from Mobile (AL) to New Orleans, through Mississippi, visiting aerospace interests was the Stennis International Airport. The airport is in… Read More

Suppliers conference in Mobile focuses on US aerospace sector in Southeast

Oct. 31, 2017: A new event, the Southeast Aerospace and Defence Conference (SADC) scheduled for June 25-27 in Mobile (AL), will examine the commercial, defense, space and corporate aerospace sectors in the US Southeast. The conference is organized… Read More

Pontifications: Going to space through Mississippi

Oct. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co., Hancock County (MS): The US Space Shuttle program ended in 2011 and NASA is sending US astronauts to the International Space Station using Russian-made rockets. But officials want to end reliance on… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s focus on going to Mars

Oct. 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: New Orleans: Going to Mars is a daunting task, says John Shannon, a Boeing vice president and program manager of the SLS program. But it’s one of the greatest and most exciting… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 3

July 14, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we developed a hybrid aircraft propulsion system and looked at system efficiencies. Today, we look a bit deeper at how hybrid propulsion can be implemented on an aircraft. What… Read More

Embraer’s US footprint spans 31 states

June 2, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Embraer is best known as a Brazilian company, but its US footprint and economic contributions are surprising for those who don’t delve into these sorts of things. Gary Spulak, president, Embraer Aircraft… Read More

2030 decade airplanes need new shapes for better efficiency

Subscription Required. Now open to all readers. Introduction April 6, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The next 15 years may well be the last new airplane programs of major airliners that look like today’s tube-and-wing aircraft because demands for… Read More

Odds and Ends: More on 100-149 seat jet market; aircraft op cost comparisons; Super Guppy

100-149 Seat Market: AirInsight has more on its study of the 100-149 Seat Market analysis and why it will be turbulent in the next five years. Cost Comparisons: Aspire Aviation has a long article on the Cathay Pacific… Read More

Odds and Ends: Airbus working with NASA, tanker-take and other things

Our Odds and Ends this week: Airbus parent EADS has posted a job listing for an intern for one year to study open-rotor technology for a success to the A320. Airbus is working with GE and RR engines… Read More