Singapore 777-9 order pressures, but does not kill A380

Feb. 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Last week’s order by Singapore Airlines for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 Boeing 787-10s immediately was viewed by some as the death knell for the Airbus A380. The 777-9 order would start… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines in operation, Part 3

February 3, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we went through how our airliner engine reacts to the different phases of flight, including what happens when we operate in a hot environment. We also showed how engine… Read More

A380, from flagship to LCC mass transport

By Bjorn Fehrm January 23, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The Airbus A380 was introduced as the flagship aircraft for an airline’s fleet. Legacy carriers with a large long-haul network introduced the aircraft on the routes with the most traffic… Read More

A380 cost analysis

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Bjorn’s Corner: Turbofan developments in 2017

January 06, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Before we finish of our series on airliner turbofan technology, let’s spend this Corner on what will happen on the airliner engine front during 2017. While there is no totally new engine that… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer, contrary to others, looks to momentum in 2017

Jan. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier look toward 2017 as a bit of a punk year, as detailed in our Look Ahead for subscribers only. Not so by Embraer. In an exclusive interview, John… Read More

2017: the year ahead

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Bjorn’s Corner; Turbofan engine challenges, Part 7

December 16, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: After the turbine comes the engine’s exhaust system. This is where the thrust characteristics of the engine are formed. It is also the environment that defines the back pressure for the fan and… Read More

The Boom SST engine problem, Part 4

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Bjorn’s Corner; Turbofan engine challenges; Part 6

December 08, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We have now come to the turbine in our trip through a modern turbofan.  The turbines make up the rear of the engine, before the propelling nozzle. The turbines are the workhorses in… Read More