Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 42. Improving the learning curve

December 15, 2023, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the different phases of a new airliner program. After covering Conceptual, Preliminary, and Detailed design, the manufacturing of prototypes, and their roles in flight tests, we now look at… Read More

The Airliner Production Problem

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm September 14, 2023, © Leeham News: For more than a year, we have heard all the Airliner OEMs complain that they can’t increase production rates because of delivery problems in their supply chain…. Read More

The production cost trap for upstarts

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm April 6, 2023, © Leeham News: The last five years have been among the busiest in aeronautical history, with announcements of new aircraft and VTOLs based on greener propulsion technologies. The public focus… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 30. Serial Production

November 19, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we described how we finished the testing and the process to get our Type Certificate. Now we look at the phase after Design and Production certification, the start of production,… Read More